07 Dec 2016

Executive reshuffle announced

Isle of Wight Council Leader, Councillor Jonathan Bacon, has announced a reshuffle of the Isle of Wight Council’s Executive.

Councillor Bacon said: “This decision comes in light of the commitment of the council to pursue a medium term financial strategy that aims to transform the organisation over the next two years to enable sustainability of services in the medium to long term. We need to have a clear focus on regeneration over the coming months, the report for which will be considered by the Executive next week (15 December). A tighter, more focused Executive group will enable us to concentrate on this more acutely in order to drive through the work that needs to be done to protect public services for the Island’s residents.

“The portfolios of Executive members have been reviewed and streamlined to help to take account of the renewed focus of the organisation quickly and effectively. It will enable us to create more pace and impetus to meet the challenges we face as we move into 2017, not least the setting of the council’s budget for 2017/18 and to protect vital local services, but also to generate additional income for the council through increases in the tax base; based upon the pillars of regeneration, growth and productivity, which will increase overall prosperity of the Island

 Executive Member (Councillor)  New role
 Jonathan Bacon (Leader) Resources and Children's Services
 Julia Baker-Smith Regeneration, Housing and Homelessness, Transport
 Paul Fuller Environment, Fire and Local Engagement
 Shirley Smart Planning, Tourism and Recreation, Culture
 Ian Stephens Contract Management (PFI and Waste) and Car Parking
 Steve Stubbings (Deputy Leader) Adult Social Care and Public Health

Councillor Jordan has stepped aside from the Executive for personal reasons.

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