Erewash Borough Council

Shadow Lead Members and their portfolios

Councillor Denise Mellors, Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Lead Member for Strategic Policy (Labour) 

Policy Portfolio:

  • Committee and Scrutiny Support
  • Communications
  • Corporate Planning
  • Democratic Service.
  • Events
  • Emergency planning
  • Flood Defences.
  • Green spaces
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Local Strategic Services
  • Mayoral and Civic
  • Nurseries and Parks
  • Performance Management
  • Policy Research and Development
  • Regional Governance
  • Strategic Policy
  • Twinning

Councillor James DawsonDeputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Lead Member Resources (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Accounting and Procurement.
  • Council Tax/NNDR Collection
  • Debt Recovery
  • Exchequer Services
  • Finance and Budget
  • Housing and Council tax benefits
  • ICT and e-government
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services and Freedom of Information
  • Risk Management
  • Treasury Management

Councillor Margaret GriffithsShadow Lead Member Community Engagement (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Cemeteries
  • Community Consultation
  • Community Development
  • Community Safety
  • Customer Services
  • (Reception/Cashiers/Enquiries)
  • Elections
  • Equalities
  • Grants
  • Museums
  • Personnel

Councillor Frank Phillips, Shadow Lead Member Environment (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Corporate Health and Safety
  • Environmental Health
  • Fleet Management
  • Neighbourhood Wardens
  • Pride in Erewash
  • Public Conveniences
  • Refuse and Recycling
  • Shopmobility
  • Street Cleaning

Councillor Pam Phillips, Shadow Lead Member Health and Wellbeing (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Allotments
  • Community Centres
  • Derelict Domestic Properties
  • Homelessness and Housing Support
  • Leisure Centres
  • Partnerships
  • Play Areas
  • Private and Social Landlords
  • Safeguarding
  • Sport and Health Development
  • Voluntary Sector

Councillor Gordon Thomas Shadow Lead Member Town Centres (Labour)

Policy Portfolio:

  • Business Sector Liaison (joint working)
  • Heritage/Conservation (joint working)
  • Licensing Enforcement/Policy
  • Markets
  • Tourism
  • Town Centre Grant Funding
  • Town Centre Liaison (joint working)

Councillor Howard Griffiths, Shadow Lead Member 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
  • Facilities Management (such as caretakers)
  • Heritage/Conservation (joint working)
  • Planning
  • Planning Policy
  • Property and Estates Management
  • Regeneration
  • Town Centre Liaison (joint working)