Who are the 20 Pledge Champions and how has Wirral Council’s Cabinet changed?
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Wirral Council’s Cabinet meeting held on the 5th November 2015
Yesterday’s Cabinet meeting agreed changes to which area each councillor on the Cabinet covers and some minor changes to how each Cabinet portfolio’s description.
Instead of two Deputy Leaders at Wirral Council (Cllr George Davies and Cllr Ann McLachlan) there will now be only one Deputy Leader (Cllr Ann McLachlan).
You can read a list of the revised roles for each Cabinet portfolio holder on Wirral Council’s website.
I thought it would be useful to explicitly state each Cabinet’s former title and its new title (along with the councillor that now holds that role). Old titles are in italics. New titles are in bold. None of the councillors on the Cabinet have changed.
Councillor Phil Davies Leader of the Council Finance
Leader of the Council Strategic and Policy Oversight
Councillor Ann McLachlan Joint Deputy Leader of the Council Governance, Commissioning and Improvement
Deputy Leader of the Council Transformation and Improvement
Councillor George Davies Joint Deputy Leader of the Council Neighbourhoods, Housing and Engagement
Housing and Communities
Councillor Adrian Jones Support Services
Resources: Finance, Assets and Technology
Councillor Christine Jones Adult Social Care and Public Health
Adult Care and Public Health
Councillor Tony Smith Children and Family Services
Children and Families
Councillor Pat Hackett Economy
Business and Tourism
Councillor Bernie Mooney Environment and Sustainability
Councillor Chris Meaden Leisure, Sport and Culture
Leisure and Culture
Councillor Stuart Whittingham Highways and Transport
Transport, Technology Strategy and Infrastructure
In addition to those changes, Cabinet will now meet on Monday mornings at 10.00am starting in 2016.
Also decided were a number of Pledge Champions. The role of each Pledge Champion will be to make sure there is action on a specific pledge in the Wirral Council Plan: a 2020 Vision (formerly called the Corporate Plan).
Twenty councillors (all from the ruling Labour Group) were appointed as Pledge Champions (a role that Cllr Phil Davies pointed out at the Cabinet meeting doesn’t mean these councillors receive increased allowances). A list of who the Pledge Champions are (along with which pledge they are the champion for) was handed out at the Cabinet meeting and is below (but without the bullet points next to each pledge which was on the original). The pledges are in three broad themes of people, business and the environment.
|Older People Live Well||Irene Williams|
|Children are ready for school||Walter Smith|
|Young people are ready for work and adulthood||Phillip Brightmore|
|Vulnerable children reach their full potential||Treena Johnson|
|Reduce child and family poverty||Angela Davies|
|People with disabilities live independently||Rob Gregson|
|Zero tolerance to domestic violence||Janette Williamson|
|Greater job opportunities in Wirral||Joe Walsh|
|Workforce skills match business needs||Jean Stapleton|
|Increase inward investment||Matthew Patrick|
|Thriving small businesses||Denise Realey|
|Vibrant Tourism economy||Matt Daniel|
|Transport & Technology infrastructure fit for the future||Ron Abbey|
|Assets and buildings are fit for purpose for Wirral’s businesses||Denise Roberts|
|Leisure and cultural opportunities for all||Christine Spriggs|
|Wirral residents live healthier lives||Steve Foulkes|
|Community services are joined up and accessible||Christina Muspratt|
|Good quality housing that meets the needs of residents||Steve Niblock|
|Wirral’s Neighbourhood are safe||Brian Kenny|
|Attractive local environment for Wirral residents||John Salter|
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