Individual executive members appointed to the positions or holding the cabinet member responsibilities mentioned below may discharge any executive function falling within or to any extent touching upon the areas of responsibility described, subject to the limitations identified.

Members of the executive

The executive consists of the following members:

Leader of the Council - Councillor Simon Blackburn

The Leader will provide Executive Leadership to the Council on all matters and particularly all major strategic, corporate cross-cutting, financial reputational and commercially sensitive issues.  A Cabinet Assistant (Councillor Jo Farrell) has been appointed under para 6.1 of article 7 of the Constitution to assist the Leader.

He may without prejudice discharge any executive function and has a particular responsibility for the following functional areas:

  • Public communications
  • Customer First
  • Strategy development and research
  • Audit
  • Human resources
  • Contracts, procurement policy and purchasing
  • Lancashire Combined Authority
  • Legal and governance services
  • Financial management
  • Blackpool Museum project
  • Commissioned services for adults
  • Relationships with Blackpool Airport Companies
  • Council’s representative on the Local Enterprise Partnership

 Contact Councillor Blackburn 

Cabinet Member for Projects and Partnerships – Councillor Ivan Taylor

The Cabinet Member for Project and Partnerships has responsibility for the following areas:

  • Large projects
  • Partnerships
  • Delivery unit progress
  • Council efficiency programme
  • Relationship with Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Shareholder's Advisor Group

Contact Councillor Taylor


Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health – Councillor Lynn Williams

The cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health has responsibility for the following areas:

  • Regulated care sector/ Inspection / Quality Monitoring
  • Adult mental health, Learning Disability, Frail Older People and Physical Disability Services
  • Public health - commissioning of public health services
  • Hospital discharge and Prevention of Admission
  • Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Affordable Warmth
  • Drug and Alcohol Harm Reduction
  • Sexual Health and Blood Bourne Virus prevention
  • Tobacco Harm reduction
  • Local Authority Declaration on Healthy Weight
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Health Integration including Funding and Services Delivery
  • Adult respite, Day Services, Care at Home, Supported Living and Residential Services
  • Adult Social Care Assessment and Support
  • Reablement and Intermediate Care
  • Adult provider services
  • Provider market development
  • Adult safeguarding
  • Council's Representation on Learning Disability Partnership Board

Contact Councillor L Williams


Deputy Leader of the Council -Councillor Gillian Campbell

In the absence of the Leader, the Deputy Leader may without prejudice discharge any executive function. The deputy Leader may also without prejudice discharge any executive function within the ‘Place’ portfolio which covers the following cabinet member areas:

  • Housing and Welfare Reform
  • Environmental, Transport and Climate Change
  • Business, Enterprise and Job Creation
  • Community Cohesion and Leisure

and she also provides strategic leadership with overall responsibility for strategy, policy and plan development, in these cabinet member areas.

A Cabinet Member Assistant (Councillor Kim Critchley) has been appointed under paragraph 6.1 of article 7 of the constitution to assist the Deputy Leader.

The Deputy Leader has direct responsibility for the following functional areas (Place and Tourism):

  • Tourism and marketing services
  • Built heritage
  • Illuminations
  • Public protection including environmental protection, trading standards, licensing, food control, health and safety enforcement and planning enforcement
  • “BSafe” – Blackpool Community Safety Partnership and its plan
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Anti-social behaviour risk assessment conference (ASBRAC)
  • Relationships with the Blackpool Operating Company Limited  (Sandcastle)
  • Relationships with Blackpool Entertainment Company Limited (Winter Gardens) and other leisure assets (Merlin) Blackpool Tower complex and associated buildings
  • Relationships with Blackpool Transport Services Limited
  • Highways  and transportation policy

Contact Councillor Campbell


Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform – Councillor Neal Brookes

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform has responsibility for the following areas:

  • Development of affordable housing
  • Supported housing
  • New Homes Strategy
  • Homelessness
  • Private sector housing licensing/ selective licensing
  • Housing options
  • Homes in multiple occupation (HMOs)
  • Housing related support
  • Decent homes
  • Relationships with housing agency and residents associations
  • Housing adaptations
  • Relationship with Blackpool Coastal Housing Limited
  • Transience
  • Relationship with the Blackpool Housing Company Limited
  • Housing enforcement
  • Direct Payments, Personal Health Budgets and Brokerage
  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme
  • Relationship with Department for Work and Pensions and Job Centre Plus

Contact Councillor Brookes


Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Climate Change - Councillor Fred Jackson

The Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Climate Change has responsibility for the following areas:

  • Energy and environment
  • Street lighting PFI including street lighting, traffic signals and illuminated bollards and signs
  • Flood and water management
  • Street cleansing including local environment action team and pest control
  • Coastal defence schemes
  • Relationship with Blackpool Waste Company Limited
  • Fylde Peninsula Water Management Partnership
  • Integrated transports services and Central Vehicle Maintenance Unit (CVMU) including adults, children and rideability community transport services and school crossing patrol
  • Highways and traffic management including highways maintenance, residents parking, network management , capital schemes, bus stops and highways inspection arrangements
  • Sea Water Quality

Contact Councillor Jackson


Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise and Job Creation – Councillor Mark Smith

The Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise and Job Creation has responsibility for the following areas:

  • Economic development including Growth and Prosperity
  • Planning and land use
  • Enterprise zones
  • Parking services
  • Regeneration opportunities
  • Building services
  • Business Improvement District (BID)
  • Asset management/ Council owned properties
  • Getting people into work including Positive Steps, youth employment and education and business growth prosperity

Contact Councillor Smith

Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion and Leisure - Councillor Maria Kirkland

The Cabinet Member for Community Cohesion and has responsibility for the following areas:

  • Fairness commission
  • Registrars and coroner’s support
  • Community engagement and consultation
  • Cemetery and crematorium
  • Asset based community development
  • Support and promotion for friends of parks groups
  • Equality and diversity
  • Leisure services including leisure management, PE and schools sports and outdoor pursuits
  • Promoting use of volunteers
  • Parks and green environment including Stanley Park, Marton Mere Nature Reserve and ecological areas and grounds maintenance

Contact Councillor Kirkland


 

Deputy Leader (Children) – Councillor Graham Cain

Statutory Lead Member for Children’s Services under the Children’s Act 2004

The Deputy Leader may without prejudice discharge any executive function within the ‘People’ portfolio which covers the following cabinet member areas:

  • Schools, Education and Aspiration

He also provides strategic leadership with overall responsibility for strategy, policy and plan development, in these cabinet member areas.

A Cabinet Member Assistant (Councillor Paula Burdess) has been appointed under paragraph 6.1 of article 7 of the constitution to assist the Deputy Leader.

The Deputy Leader also has direct responsibility for the following functional areas (Children):

  • Children's Social Care and targeted intervention services to include
    • Access to Services
    • Children in Need/ Child Protection
    • In care - Corporate Parenting Strategy
    • Fostering/ Adoption Placements
    • Care Leavers
    • YOT
    • Early Help
  • Safeguarding Board
  • Children and Young People Strategic Partnerships
  • Pathways to Improvements
  • Children's Inspectorate Framework (Social Care)
  • Children’s commissioning
  • Safeguarding (Local Safeguarding Childrens Board)
  • Health and Social Care integration including Better Care Fund
  • Looked after children, Children’s Homes and Care Leavers
  • Council’s representative on Headstart
  • Health and Wellbeing Board

 Contact Councillor Cain


 

 Cabinet Member for Schools, Education and Aspiration - Councillor Kathryn Benson

The cabinet member for Schools, Education and Aspiration has responsibility for the following areas:

  • Inclusion
  • Outdoor learning
  • Children’s inspectorate framework (Schools)
  • Early years
  • Education diversity and support units/ Service e.g. pupil referral units
  • Adult, community and family learning
  • School Place Planning, Organisation and Buildings
  • Children with educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Council's Representative on Schools Forum
  • Council’s representative on the Better Start
  • Children and Young People - health visiting, Family Nurse Partnership, School Nursing and PHSE
  • Blackpool School Improvement Board

Contact Councillor Benson