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Environment Portfolio Holder

Description

The Portfolio Holder for Environment is responsible for the development and delivery of the Council’s Environment Services functions, including:

 

To be responsible for the development and delivery of the Council’s Environment Services functions to ensure that the council makes a positive difference to communities, businesses, families and the vulnerable:

 

·                     To ensure that the Council is meeting its commitments and strategies within the Portfolio, as set out in the Corporate Plan;

 

·                     Lead on developing upcoming policy and existing policy within the Portfolio.

 

To oversee the development and implementation of policies and strategies and the monitoring of environmental and public protection services including:

 

·                     Public Realm Enforcement, Envirocrime & Crime Reduction through proactive and reactive work of the public protection service:

 

o   Environmental Health, Food Hygiene and Protection Services

o   Licensing Services

o   Public Space Protection Orders

o   Landlord’s Licensing Scheme

o   To oversee the development and introduction of “on the spot” fines for littering, fly-tipping, spitting and urinating in public

o   Public Realm Infrastructure & Maintenance

o   Operational Property Management & Maintenance

o   External Sports Facilities Maintenance

o   Facilities Management (excluding Schools)

o   Property & Public Realm Investment Programmes

o   Transportation policy

o   Cycling Strategy

o   Local Implementation Plan (Transportation)

o   To improve the transport services within Harrow, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Business, Planning & Regeneration

o   Introduce free parking to all district centres

o   Working with TARSAP to improve Road Safety across the Borough

o   Work with and develop community champions - making sure the community is at the centre of everything we do

o   Management of Open Spaces, Parks and Allotments, in liaison with the appropriate Portfolio Holders

o   The development and implementation of the Council’s Park User Groups Operational Framework

o   The development and implementation of a Park User Group Forum

o   Sports, Recreation & Green and Open Spaces Strategy

o   Events Policy

o   Play Strategy - in conjunction with Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture and Resident Engagement

o   Waste Management

o   Waste Strategy

o   Waste and public realm policy

o   Waste Management Strategy

o   West London Waste Authority

o   To oversee the development and implementation of policies and strategies to address climate change

o   Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

o   Emission reductions

o   Energy Efficiency and Savings

o   Improving air quality

o   Waste reduction

o   Increased recycling

o   Circular economy.

 

Under the umbrella programme of Project Phoenix, ensure the rapid step change in the delivery of Environmental Services in Harrow with a vision to achieve cost neutrality in the Community Directorate by 2020.

 

·                     To work with the Portfolio Holder for Finance & Commercialisation on relevant commercial opportunities within the Portfolio;

 

·                     Increase Market share in areas currently traded;

 

·                     Trade activities that are currently not traded;

 

·                     Deliver services that would not only be cost effective but deliver qualitative outcomes as well.

 

(Note:  Full details of the Portfolio Holder for Environment’s responsibilities can be found on page 34 of Part 3A of the Council's Constitution).

 

Portfolio Holder Decisions taken by the Portfolio Holder for Environment can be found on the Portfolio Holder for Environment Decisions webpage. 

 

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