Friday, 17 May 2013


Last night’s (Thursday 16 May) Annual Council meeting saw elections and appointments to key council positions for the year ahead.   
Labour’s Cllr. Kay Dark was elected the new Chairman of the Council along with party colleague Cllr. Harry Scobie as the Vice-Chairman.  
There were no changes to the current Cabinet. 
Chairman of the Council’s watchdog body the Overview & Scrutiny Panel went to Conservative’s Cllr. Jo Gideon with Labour’s Cllr. Mike Harrison as Vice-Chairman. Thanet Independent Group chairs two of the Council’s main committees with Cllr. Jack Cohen named as Chairman of the Planning Committee, along with Vice-Chairman Labour’s Cllr. Peter Campbell and Cllr. John Worrow continuing as Chairman of the Governance & Audit Committee with new Vice-Chairman Labour’s Cllr. Ela Lodge-Pritchard. Labour’s Cllr. Richard Nicolson was named Chairman of the Licensing Board with Vice-Chairman party colleague Cllr. Corinna Huxley.
Leader of the Council, Cllr. Clive Hart, said: “These appointments again show that we are committed to continuing with close cross party working at the Council. This will continue to enable us to build on our recent successes and work together to achieve the best results for Thanet.” 
Formal appointments for 2013/14:
Overview and Scrutiny Panel Chairman
Cllr. Jo Gideon
Overview and Scrutiny Vice-Chairmen
Cllr. Mike Harrison
Planning Committee Chairman
Cllr. Jack Cohen
Thanet Independent Group
Planning Committee Vice-Chairman
Cllr. Peter Campbell
Licensing Board Chairman
Cllr. Richard Nicholson
Licensing Board Vice-Chairman
Cllr. Corinna Huxley
Governance and Audit Committee Chairman
Cllr. John Worrow
Thanet Independent Group
Governance and Audit Committee Vice-Chairman
Cllr. Ela Lodge-Pritchard
Joint Transportation Board Vice-Chairman
Cllr. Doug Clark
Standards Committee and Constitutional Working Party Chairman
Robin Hills

Standards Committee and Constitutional Working Party  Vice Chairman
Linda Frampton

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Cabinet and Shadow Cabinet appointments:
Portfolio Holder
Name of Portfolio

Operational Accountability
Cllr. Clive Hart

(Leader of the Council)

(Shadow Leader of Council)

Cllr. Bob Bayford
Leader of the Council
Co-ordinate all major policy development, projects, community development initiatives and resourcing issues.

Strategic Economic Development Services
Economic Development & Regeneration; East Kent Opportunities Ltd; Thanet Regeneration Board.

Cllr. Iris Johnston

(Shadow Cabinet Member)

Cllr. Chris Wells
Community Services
Community Safety, Margate Task Force, Events, Community Development, Cultural Development, Indoor and Outdoor Leisure, Safeguarding Children, Play Areas, Sport, Youth, Tourism, Your Leisure, Kent Ltd.

Cllr. David Green

(Shadow Cabinet Member)

Cllr. Julie Marson
Housing and Planning Services
Housing Intervention, Private Sector Housing, Housing Needs/Homelessness, Housing Strategy, Client-side East Kent Housing, Building Control, Strategic Planning, Planning Applications, Planning Enforcement, Conservation

Councillor Poole (Deputy Leader)

(Shadow Cabinet Member)

Cllr. Simon Moores
Operational Services
Foreshore, Allotments, Property Management (including asset disposal, acquisition and asset management), Emergency Planning & Business Continuity, Kent Innovation Centre, Media Centre, Port of Ramsgate, Ramsgate Royal Harbour Marina, Broadstairs and Margate Harbours, Cemeteries and Crematorium, Coastal Engineering, Commercial Property, Grounds Maintenance, Parks and Open Spaces Management (including Trees), Playground Maintenance, Public Toilets, Street Cleaning, Waste and Recycling, Off Street Parking, On Street Parking including Temporary Road Closure Orders, Thanet Coast Project, Water Safety and Beach Services

Cllr. Rick Everitt

(Shadow Cabinet Member)

Cllr. Martin Wise (Shadow Deputy Leader)
Financial Services
Capital, Treasury Management, HRA and Insurance, Budget Setting, Monitoring and Final Accounts, Income, Payments, Systems Control and Improvement, East Kent Audit Partnership

Cllr. Michelle Fenner

(Shadow Cabinet Member)

Cllr. Alasdair Bruce
Corporate and Regulatory Services
Business Information and Improvement, Information and Communications (including Public Relations, Marketing, Press Relations, Internal Communications, film locations and Records and Data Management), Business Support and Compliance (including Corporate Governance), Policy and Business Planning (including Performance Management), Procurement and Contracts, Business Transformation and Options

East Kent Services Client-Side, East Kent Human Resources Client-Side, covering:

Benefits, Customer Services, Human Resources (including internal Health and Safety), IT, Revenues (including Debt Recovery)

CCTV, Street Scene Enforcement, Land Charges, Licensing, Environmental Health, including integrated Pollution Control, Street Nameplates, Statutory Nuisance, Food Safety and External Health and Safety

Democratic Services including Electoral Management, Member Services and Legal Services

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