Lead Members and their portfolios

Councillor James Dawson, Leader of the council and Lead Member for Strategic Policy (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Committee and Scrutiny Support
  • Communications
  • Corporate Planning
  • Democratic Services
  • Emergency planning
  • Flood defences
  • Local Strategic Services
  • Mayoral and Civic
  • Performance Management
  • Policy Research and Development
  • Regional Governance
  • Strategic Policy
  • Twinning

Councillor Becca Everett, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Community Engagement (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Cemeteries
  • Community consultation
  • Community Development
  • Community safety
  • Customer Services (Reception/cashiers/enquiries)
  • Elections
  • Equalities
  • Grants
  • Museum
  • Personnel

Councillor Gordon Thomas, Lead Member for Resources (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Accounting and procurement
  • Council tax/NNDR collection
  • Debt recovery
  • Exchequer services
  • Housing and council tax benefits
  • ICT and e government
  • Internal audit
  • finance and budget
  • Legal Services and Freedom of Information
  • Risk Management
  • Treasury Management 

Councillor Mark Alfrey, Lead member for Environment (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Corporate health and safety
  • Environmental health
  • Fleet management
  • Neighbourhood wardens
  • Pride in Erewash
  • Public Toilets
  • Refuse and Recycling

Councillor Josy Hare, Lead Member for Health and Wellbeing (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Allotments
  • Community Centres
  • Derelict domestic properties
  • Homelessness and Housing Support
  • Leisure Centres
  • partnerships
  • Play Areas
  • Private/Social Landlords
  • Safeguarding
  • Sports and Health Development
  • Voluntary sector

Councillor Curtis Howard, Lead Member for Town Centres, Regeneration and Planning (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Building control
  • Building Regulation/planning control
  • Business sector liaison (joint working)
  • Car parking
  • Economic Development
  • Energy Conservation and Management
  • Heritage/Conservation (joint working)
  • Planning
  • Planning Policy
  • Regeneration
  • Town Centre Liaison (joint working)