Cabinet members and their portfolios
Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones
Tel: 01302 862225
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 set and manage the budget and policy framework.
Councillor Glyn Jones
Cabinet Member for Housing and Equalities
Councillor Jones will be the Deputy Mayor, assisting the Mayor on regional and national issues. As Cabinet Member with responsibility for housing, Councillor Jones will oversee the development of new Council Houses, as well as working in partnership with relevant Government agencies, house builders and landlords, to help meet the current and future housing needs of people in Doncaster. As part of this role, Councillor Jones will oversee support for tenants and the Council's work to tackle homelessness. He will also lead our work on equalities and cohesion.
Councillor Nigel Ball
Cabinet Member for Public Health, Leisure and Culture
Councillor Ball will be focusing on improving public health and wellbeing, promoting healthy lifestyles and tackling issues such as obesity and substance misuse. He will also take a lead on important issues such as mental health and improvements in men's health. With responsibility for leisure and culture, Councillor Ball will also provide the lead work on arts, culture, libraries and active recreation.
Councillor Joe Blackham
Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene and Trading Services
Councillor Blackham is the Cabinet Member with responsibility for maintenance and improvement of the local highways network, including road safety, re-surfacing, tackling potholes and car parking. He also oversees the Council's grass cutting, grounds maintenance and street lighting services. In addition, Councillor Blackham's portfolio covers commercial and trading services, including management of our markets, schools catering service and the Council's asset management programme.
Councillor Rachael Blake
Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care
As Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Councillor Blake will lead our programme to transform the way adult social care is provided in Doncaster. Her work will include overseeing services and activities to help people live independently in their own home and community, and ensuring that quality residential care is available across the borough.
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Councillor Nuala Fennelly
Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools
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 Doncaster Children's Services Trust to ensure children in Doncaster are kept as safe as possible.
Councillor Chris McGuinness
Cabinet Member for Communities, the Voluntary Sector and Environment
Councillor McGuinness will be working to make sure we have effective neighbourhood management arrangements, including planning policy, supported by relevant enforcement, to promote a safe and clean borough. Vitally, Councillor McGuinness 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
Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Economic Development
Councillor Mordue will oversee our priority to generate more jobs in the borough and support local people to access the opportunities being created. His portfolio area will lead our successful programme to create new apprenticeships, support existing business growth and new start-ups. Councillor Mordue will also have responsibility for major regeneration projects and strategic transport issues. This will include work to make sure all our towns and communities are able to benefit from economic growth.
Councillor Jane Nightingale
Cabinet Member for Customer and Corporate Services
Councillor Nightingale will be the lead Cabinet Member with responsibility for customer services, overseeing the Council's programme to improve the experience of local residents and businesses who engage with the Council. This includes our work to make more services available online and oversight of the Council's performance management framework. In addition, Councillor Nightingale will oversee the Council's Corporate Services, including areas such as Revenues and Benefits, Legal and Democratic services, and Registrars.
Unless matters of commercial confidence are being discussed, all meetings of the Cabinet are open to the public.
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