Medway Elects

The Cabinet is the Council's executive branch, responsible for proposing the policy framework and budget to the rest of the Council and for taking decisions on resources and priorities throughout the year. The Cabinet delivers and implements the budget and policies decided by the Council.

Portfolio Holders

The Cabinet is currently constituted as follows:

Cllr Alan Jarrett
Responsibilities Communications and marketing
Strategic leadership of the Council

Deputy Leader and Housing and Community Services
Cllr Howard Doe
Responsibilities Adult learning
All Housing Services (including HRA)
Armed Forces Covenant
Events and Festivals
Homelessness and Housing Options
Leisure Services
Libraries and Community Hubs
Private sector housing
Sporting Legacy
Theatres and Arts
Voluntary Sector

Adult Services
Cllr David Brake
Responsibilities Adults' Mental Health and Disability Services (including Learning and Physical Disabilities)
Adults' Partnership Commissioning (25+) and Better Care Fund
Community Care
Independent Safeguarding and Review Service
Older people
Public Health (Lead Member) including Health and Wellbeing Board
Sustainability and Transformation Plan
Telecare/Tele Medicare

Business Management
Cllr Rupert Turpin
Responsibilities Audit and Counter Fraud
Bereavement Services
Business Management
Community Centres
Community Officers
Customer Contact
Democracy and Governance
Emergency Planning
Income Generation
Revenue & Benefits
Risk Management

Children's Services - Lead Member
Cllr Andrew Mackness
Responsibilities Children's Partnership Commissioning (0-25)
Children's Provider Services (including Adoption. Fostering, Supported Accommodation and Residential Care)
Children's Social Care and Safeguarding Services
Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (including Mental Health)
Early Help (including Medway Action For Families, Youth Offending Team (YOT) and Youth Services)
Early Years
Medway Commercial Group (MCG)
Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB)

Educational Attainment and Improvement
Cllr Martin Potter
Responsibilities Further Education
Primary and Secondary Education Improvement
School Organisation and Capital Projects
School Services (including Admissions and Medway Test)
Schools Liaison

Front Line Services
Cllr Phil Filmer
Responsibilities Highways
Public transport
Street Cleaning and Waste Collection/ Recycling/Waste Disposal
Street Lighting
Traffic management
Transport Strategy
Travel Safety

Inward Investment, Strategic Regeneration and Partnerships
Cllr Rodney Chambers, OBE
Responsibilities Heritage Champion
Inward Investment
Local Growth Fund
Medway Ambassador
Strategic Partnerships
Strategic Regeneration and Planning

Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation
Cllr Jane Chitty
Responsibilities Economic Development
Local Plan
Planning Policy
Regulation - Environmental Health, Trading Standards, Enforcement and Licensing (executive functions only)
Social Regeneration
South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership

Cllr Adrian Gulvin
Responsibilities Business and Administration Support Service
Category Management / Procurement
Community Safety Partnership
Complaints Policy and Management
Council Plan
Joint Ventures
Performance and Service Improvement
Transformation and Digital services

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