Amber council reduces cabinet

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The number of Cabinet Members at Amber Valley Borough Council has been cut from six to five following the recent Full Council meeting.

The titles of each role have also been simplified to better reflect the responsibilities.

Council Leader, Coun Paul Jones said: “We could not justify the maintenance of six posts for the total workload of the Cabinet and the relationship between housing and health made it sensible to combine those two portfolios.”

Coun Jones, will be responsible for policy and guide the cabinet in the development of objectives and strategies, including managing the budget and setting standards and targets for improvement.

Deputy leader Coun Chris Emmas-Williams, is responsible for regeneration and will lead in relation to the Local Development Framework, town centre improvements, and attracting business development in and visitors to Amber Valley.

Coun John McCabe, will be responsible for environment, Coun Tony Holmes housing and public health. In addition to overseeing all matters relating to housing, the public health element includes sports development, food safety, workplace safety and pollution control. Community safety will be Coun Isobel Harry.