Information about Cabinet Member for Community and Leisure Services (Cttee)

Councillor John A Wilson


To take the lead within the Cabinet for ensuring that the Council delivers its strategic objectives with respect to Maidstone as a decent place to live and customer excellence, particularly that residents are not disadvantaged because of where they live or who they are, vulnerable people are assisted and the level of deprivation is reduced.  Specifically to have responsibility for:-


Strategic Planning

·  Housing Strategy

·  Community Development Strategy including social inclusion

·  Community Safety Strategy

·  Leisure and Culture Strategy in collaboration with the Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Transport

·  Parks and Open Spaces Strategy

·  Compact with the Voluntary and Community Sectors

·  Contribution to relevant Community Health Strategies and Plans

Performance Management

·  Strategic housing management

·  Community Safety

·  Community development

·  Parks, open spaces and allotments

·  Leisure activities

·  Community engagement

·  Allocation and monitoring of grants

·  Capital projects and programmes relevant to the portfolio

External Affairs and Partnerships

·  Represent the Council on relevant partnerships

·  Relationships with parish councils

·  Relationships with funders including the Homes and Community Agency etc

·  Community engagement