Your Councillors


2.2.1  COMMUNITIES, HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENT Membership: 9 Councillors

Purpose: To take the lead within the Council for ensuring that the Council delivers its strategic objectives with regard to Communities, Housing and the Environment; to ensure inclusive and productive community engagement, Public Health, licensing, housing, other community services and to be the Council’s Crime and Disorder Committee.

 

FUNCTIONS

DELEGATION OF FUNCTIONS

To take the lead within the Council for ensuring that the Council delivers its strategic objectives with regard to Communities, Housing Public Health and the Environment

 

To take the lead within the Council in ensuring that the Council achieves inclusiveness and productive community engagement

N/A

 

 

 

N/A

To  act  as  the  Council’s  Crime  and  Disorder

N/A

Committee under section 19 Police and Justice

 

Act 2006 and to meet at least once per annum

 

in this capacity.

 

To   submit   to   Policy   and  Resources  (P&R)

N/A

Committee  all  revenue  estimates  and capital

 

programmes within the remit of the Committee

 

with a view to P&R determining the budget for

 

submission to Council

 

To   be   responsible  for   all   strategic  budget

N/A

related staffing matters within this Committee’s

 

Remit

 

To appoint Members to the outside bodies assigned to the Committee and listed at Part 5 Schedule 2 of the Constitution and to receive annual reports from the appointed outside body representative.

 

 

 

 N/A

Strategic    Planning    and     Performance

 

Management — to oversee the development,

 

review and implementation of the Council’s:

 

Housing Strategy

Head of Housing and

 

Community Services

Community Development Strategy

Head of Housing and

 

Community Services

Climate Change Framework

Head of Housing and

 

Community Services

Parish    Charter,   Parishes   and   Community

Head of Housing and

Governance

Community Services

 

Crime  and  Disorder  Reduction  Strategy (and

 

Head of Housing and

recommend   changes  to   full   Council);  and

Community Services

Community Safety Strategy to include CCTV

 

Compact with Voluntary and Community Sector

Head of Housing and

 

Community Services

Public   Health,   Healthy   Living   and   Health

Head of Housing and

Inequalities Strategy

Community Services

Waste  Management,  Waste  minimisation and

Head of Environment

Recycling Strategy

and Public Realm

Private Water Management

Head of Housing and

 

Community Services

District flood risk management functions

Director of Finance &

 

Business Improvement

 

Head of Housing &

 

Community Services

Licensing   Strategy   and   Policies   (including

 

making recommendations to Council)

 

Public Conveniences

Head of Environment

 

and Public Realm

Street  Scene  and  Environmental  Strategy (to

Director of

include   Clean   Neighbourhood   Enforcement,

Regeneration and

monitoring.

Place/Head of

 

Environment & Public

 

Realm

Enforcement of Air Quality Policies

Head of Housing and

 

Community Services

Renewable Energy Strategy

Director of

 

Regeneration and Place

Contaminated Land Strategy

Head of Housing &

 

Community Services

Community  Safety  in  consultation  with  the

Head of Housing and

Safer   Maidstone  Partnership;  reviewing  the

Community Services

exercise  of  crime  and  disorder  functions  by

 

responsible   authorities   (Police   and   Crime

 

Commissioner,   Chief   Constable,   probation,

 

health   etc)    and   to    make    reports    and

 

recommendations with regard to the  discharge

 

of  those  functions  –  NB  any  Councillor may

 

refer such a matter to this Committee.

 

 

ROLE   OF   THE   CHAIRMAN  OF   COMMUNITIES,   HOUSING  AND ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE

 

·         Taking the lead within this Committee of working with others in  building a vision for the Council and community

 

·         To take the lead within this Committee for external relationships with properly constituted Tenants and Resident’s Groups and Parish Councils including the Parish Services Scheme

 

·         To take the lead within this Committee for all aspects of community engagement

 

·         To work with groups such as the Older Person’s Forum and the Voluntary Sector including organisations such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Voluntary Action Maidstone, Maidstone Mediation and other important community organisations

 

·         To represent the Council on all relevant partnerships including the Kent Waste Partnership, the Kent Community Safety Partnership and the Kent Health Overview & Scrutiny Committee. (Health scrutiny shall be undertaken in accordance with the agreed Kent Protocols for NHS Overview and Scrutiny from time to time.)

 

·         To take the lead on this Committee for ensuring good relationships with funders including Kent County Council and Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), service delivery partners including contractors, voluntary sector and community groups.