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Executive Councillor for Streets and Open Spaces


The portfolio is scrutinised by the Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee and covers the following:


Plans, Policies and Strategies

The development, implementation and monitoring of the Council’s plans, policies and strategies relating to:

·  Improvement of accessibility of the public realm within Cambridge for people with disabilities

·  Training, information, advice and other means to improve employment opportunities and access to employment

·  Open spaces, nature reserves, parks, recreation grounds, commons and closed churchyards, allotments, rivers and other water recreation areas

·  Cemeteries and crematoria.


Functions and Services

The exercise of the Council’s functions and the delivery of services including

·  play facilities

·  recreation grounds including park paddling pools/splash pads

·  allotments

·  closed churchyards

·  commons, nature reserves, parks and open spaces

·  streets and open space cleansing and maintenance

·  work with the County Council on street lighting and on shared responsibilities relating to the portfolio

·  public toilet provision

·  control of dogs and other animals and all matters concerned with animal welfare

·  rivers and other water recreation areas, adopted watercourses and drainage, including work with the Cam Conservators and the Council’s Conservator representatives

·  environmental improvement and protection partnerships, including in local shopping centres and communities

·  cemeteries and crematoria

·  events on public spaces

·  nature conservation

·  environmental enforcement

·  secure cycle parking provision.


Environmental Improvements programme management.


Capital expenditure on the public realm including s106 budgets


Public art delivery.


Tree management and planting (linked to tree strategy led by the Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Transport, and except for those under housing management which are within the remit of the Executive Councillor for Housing).

Progressing the objectives set out in this section by:

·  direct provision

·  grant aid or other assistance to voluntary bodies and external organisations

·  partnership delivery.

The relevant exercise of compulsory purchase powers.


More Information


·  Executive posts and links to their details

·  The Executive Committee

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