The Executive

The Executive comprises eight Councillors with Portfolios as follows:-

Leader  - Cllr M J Steptoe (covering National/Regional Issues; Local Enterprise Partnership; Corporate Plan; Local Strategic Partnership; Outside Bodies (including LGA); Policy Framework; Joint Working; Executive Issues; Strategic Direction; Strategic Partnerships (including Parish and Town Councils); Performance Management; South Essex Parking Partnership; SE2050). Leader (Cllr M J Steptoe)
Deputy Leader - Cllr Mrs C E Roe (covering Legal Services; Licensing (all); SE2050; Customer Services; Human Resources; Elections; Member Services and Civics). Deputy Leader (Cllr Mrs C E  Roe)
Finance – Cllr S P Smith (covering Financial Resources; Audit; Procurement; Risk Management; Payroll; Creditors and Debtors; Budget; Revenues and Benefits; and Fraud). Finance – Cllr S P Smith
Enterprise – Cllr S E Wootton (covering Asset Management; Economic Development; Employment; Town Teams; District Car Parks; Commercial Activities; Tourism; and Land Charges). Enterprise – Cllr S E Wootton
Planning – Cllr I H Ward (covering Planning Policy; Development Management; Planning Enforcement; Building Control; Transport and Infrastructure; Local Highways Panel; and A127 Project). Planning – Cllr I H Ward
Environment – Cllr A L Williams (covering Recycling; Open Spaces; Waste Management; Street Scene; Pollution Control; Emergency Planning; Coastal Management; Tree Protection Order Service; Hedgerows; Cemetery Services; Flood Forum; and Essex Partnership for Flood Management). Environment – Cllr A L Williams
Community – Cllr M J Webb (covering Young People;  Safeguarding; Community Safety; Public Health; Housing Need; Grants and Voluntary Sector Support; Leisure Centres; Arts; Culture and Heritage; Youth Council; and Essex Countywide Traveller Unit). Community – Cllr M J Webb
IT and Communications – Cllr D S Efde (covering Information Technology; Communications; Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act; and Data Protection). IT and Communications (Cllr D S Efde)

The Executive makes decisions either collectively or individually on matters of policy and management across the range of services delivered by the Council (subject to some decisions which are reserved to all Councillors meeting as “Full Council”). The more significant decisions (known as “key decisions”) are published in a ‘Key Decisions Document’ (see Related Content). Decisions made by the Executive, or by individual Portfolio Holders, are published and are subject to “call-in” by the Council’s Review Committee for a five day period prior to being enacted.

The agendas, reports and minutes of Executive meetings and the individual Portfolio Holder decisions can be found by using the Related Content section.