Cabinet members and their portfolios
The Mayor will be overseeing the delivery of all of our priorities but will take personal responsibility for working with colleagues across the Council to manage the budget and policy framework.
Councillor Jones will be the Deputy Mayor, assisting the Mayor on regional and national issues. As Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Equalities he will work on areas including services to help people live independently in their own home and ensuring quality residential care is available across the borough. He will also lead our work on equalities and cohesion.
Councillor Joe Blackham
Councillor Blackham will be concentrating on major regeneration projects, as well as local and strategic transport issues. This will include work to make sure all our towns and communities benefit from economic growth. He will also bring about improvements to the highways network, including dealing with potholes.
Councillor Tony Corden
Councillor Corden's portfolio includes our work to make more services available online, as well as overseeing areas such as markets, schools catering and the Council's internal support services.
Councillor Nuala Fennelly
Councillor Fennelly will be working with the Mayor to help shape services that give every child and young person the opportunity to make the most of their abilities. This will include ensuring that our schools provide our young people with a high quality education and that early help is available to children, young people and families that need it. She will also play an important role working with the new Doncaster Children's Services Trust to ensure children in Doncaster are kept as safe as possible.
Councillor Jane Nightingale
As Cabinet Member with responsibility for housing, Councillor Nightingale will work in partnership with relevant Government agencies, house builders and landlords to help meet the current and future housing needs of people in Doncaster. She will oversee support for tenants and homeowners.
Councillor Pat Knight
Councillor Knight will be focusing on improving public health and wellbeing, promoting healthy lifestyles and tackling issues such as obesity and substance misuse. She will also take a lead on important issues such as mental health and improvements in men's health.
Councillor Chris McGuinness
Councillor McGuinness will be working to make sure we have effective neighbourhood management arrangements, supported by relevant enforcement, to promote a safe and clean borough. Vitally, Chris will take a lead role in our work with local communities and the voluntary sector. He will ensure that support is available to people who want to make improvements in their own neighbourhoods, provide services for local people or undertake activities to strengthen our communities. He will also take a lead on the environment portfolio, covering issues such as waste collection and air quality.
Councillor Bill Mordue
Councillor Mordue will help to generate more jobs in the borough. His portfolio area will lead our successful programme to create new apprenticeships and assist local businesses. This will include supporting existing business growth, new start-ups and ensuring that people are able to gain the skills needed to access the jobs that are being created. He will also take the lead on tourism, leisure, arts and culture.
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