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The 8 Members on the Executive include the Leader of the Council and the Deputy Leader (Resources). There are also 6 further Executive Members with responsibility for Environment and Regeneration, Children, Young People & Leisure, Housing, Health & Older People, Economy, Enterprise & Transport, Communities, Community Safety & Equalities and Neighbourhoods & Co-operative Working.

The Executive makes decisions on all Key Decisions. (See our Constitution for a definition of a Key Decision and more detail on the Executive).



  • Councillor Richard Henry - Leader of the Council and Leisure and Culture
  • Councillor Jeannette Thomas - Deputy Leader and Housing and Housing Development
  • Councillor Mrs Joan Lloyd - Resources, Transformation and Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Councillor Simon Speller - Environment and Climate Change
  • Councillor Lloyd Briscoe - Economy, Enterprise and Transport
  • Councillor Jackie Hollywell - Community Safety, Equalities and Health and Older People
  • Councillor Sandra Barr - Community, Neighbourhoods, Co-operative Councils and Children and Young People

With the Leader holding specific responsibility for Modernisation of Local Government – new political structures and the Constitution, Media and Communications, Public Consultations, Partnerships, Town Twinning, Members’ Services including the Modern Member Programme and the Civic Suite.

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