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Executive Councillor for Climate Change, Environment and City Centre


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:

·  Waste management and recycling.

·  Environmental Health and licensing (excluding those functions which are the responsibility of the Executive Councillor for Housing or Licensing Committee).

·  City strategies including on the city centre, economic development and training, tourism, and partnerships with the Universities.

·  Climate change.


The Council’s responsibilities for food and occupational safety i.e. 

·  Food hygiene and safety

·  Health and safety

·  Drinking water

·  Sale of game 

·  Control of infectious diseases 

·  Acupuncture, tattooing, ear piercing and electrolysis.


Functions and Services

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

·  Co-ordinating work by all Executive Councillors and Committees on Climate change (environmental considerations to specifically include Climate Change).

·  Contaminated land; radioactive substances.

·  Refuse collection, waste disposal and recycling. 

·  Monitoring and control of water, air and noise pollution, including lead for the Council on reducing air pollution in the city centre from vehicles

·  Control of pests and nuisances.

·  Street trading, subject to compliance with the planning policy framework set by the Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces.

·  Markets.

·  Tourism policy, including work with the Destination Management Organisation (DMO).

·  City Centre Management and working with the Business Improvement District (BID).

·  Hackney carriage and private hire vehicles.

·  Fleet management.

·  Neighbourhood enterprise co-ordination.

·  Street cleansing and maintenance.

·  Public toilet provision.

·  Environmental enforcement.

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

The relevant exercise of compulsory purchase powers.


More Information


·  Executive posts and links to their details

·  The Executive Committee

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