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The Conservatives are the ruling party of West Sussex County Council. We hold 44 of the 71 seats on the Council. Check our progress here Performance Monitor

 

County Council Cabinet

 

 

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Collective Responsibilities

  • Performance Management
  • Procurement
  • Contract Management
  • Residents Satisfaction
  • Income Generation

 

 

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 Louise Goldsmith Council Leader

 

County Councils are at the forefront of the local community. In West Sussex alone in 2016-2017 we will spend £535 million on 80% of our services from social services to roads and drains. This is action at a very local level that touches the community in real time, addressing their real issues.

Over the last 7 years considerable savings have been achieved through driving greater efficiencies into our local services. More robust management and teamwork has enabled us to think and operate in a way suited to the current economic climate we all have to face.

We are all in very difficult financial times at present, which is why a key priority for us has been, and remains to, keep council tax bills down. We kept your West Sussex County Council tax frozen from 2010, but rising costs and decreasing central Government support has meant a small increase of 3.96% for 2016/17. A full 2% of that increase will be dedicated to funding an increase in Social Care spending.

Whilst driving cost reductions has been an economic necessity; we have also continued our concerted focus on generating and strengthening the local economy in West Sussex. We are and will continue working with a number of businesses, both large and small, to help foster opportunities for all.

We believe in strong, vibrant, self-reliant communities and for this coming year have retained our commitment to work with you against flooding and will provide up to £500,000 to continue Operation Watershed.

Looking forward we also need to ensure that our infrastructure can support the demands of the local community as well as the changing environmental climate. Our programmes include improving the road infrastructure where we have spent £30M upgrading unclassified roads via our Better Roads project; enhancing flood and drainage schemes; helping our elderly and very vulnerable live better lives and helping our young to a good start in life.

Conservative Councillors work tirelessly for their local communities and for the good of West Sussex and will continue to do so.


On 5th May West Sussex residents have the chance to vote in District and Borough local elections in Adur, Crawley and Worthing. They can also vote for their choice of Police and Crime Commissioner. Please use your vote wisely, vote Conservative.


The leader's specific responsibilities are:-

  • Political Direction
  • Overarching responsibility for Finance & Performance Management
  • County Council Policy & Strategy
  • Communications
  • Economy
  • External Partnerships
  • fairness for All policy
  • Green deal / Local Enterprise Partnership 

 

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 Jeremy Hunt, Cabinet Member for Finance

 

  • Finance
  • Property
  • Future Investment
  • Pension Scheme
  • Treasury & Investment Management 

 

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 David Barling, Cabinet Member for Residents' Services

 

  • Fire, Rescue & Community Safety
  • Emergency Planning
  • Trading Standards
  • Registration Services
  • Coroner Services
  • Waste minimisation
  • Rights of Way
  • Outdoor Environment (Coast and Countryside Matters including the South Downs National Park)

  • Libraries & Archives
  • Art and Heritage Liasion
  • Active Communities
  • Broadband Delivery
  • South East 7

 

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Bob Lanzer, Cabinet Member for Corporate Relationships

 

Portfolio Responsibilities;

 

  • HR and HR Strategy
  • Legal Services
  • Democratic Services
  • County Local Committees
  • IT
  • Procurement Support
  • Members' IT
  • Facilities Management
  • Freedom of Information and Data Protection


 

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Stephen Hillier, Cabinet Member for Start of Life

 

Portfolio responsibilities:

 

  • Think Family
  • Children's Social Care
  • Youth Services
  • Youth Justice
  • Children and Families Health


 

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Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

John O'Brien

 

Portfolio responsibilities:

 

  • Highway Management
  • Principal Transport/Road Links
  • Public Transport Liaison
  • Gatwick Liaison
  • Transport Planning and Policy/Highways Agreements
  • Highway Infrastructure
  • Planning/Waste and Minerals/Fracking


 

PeterCatchpole

Peter Catchpole, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health

 

  • Health & Health Partnerships
  • Adult Social Care Services
  • Adults' Safeguarding
  • Dementia Services

 

ChristineField

 Christine Field, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing (and Deputy Leader)

 

Portfolio Resposibilities

 

  • Public Health
  • Drug and Alcohol Action
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Community Safety
  • Gypsies and Travellers Policy
  • Police Liaison


 

 RichardBurrett

Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Richard Burrett

 

Portfolio responsibilities:

 

  • Adult Skills and Learning
  • Education, School and Academy Liaison
  • Further Education Liaison
  • Skills Development and Apprenticeships

 

 

 
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