As Portfolio Holder for City Services I ensure that the Council and its partners succeed in making the City attractive and accessible for all.
I am also responsible for providing leadership for the Council and its partners to ensure that the local environment is well managed and meets customer expectations.
City Services Portfolio comprises the following responsibilities:-
- Responsive Local Services
- Highways, Traffic and Strategic Transportation
- Highways Maintenance
- Parking and Road Safety
- Facilities Management
- Registrars, Cemeteries and Crematoria
- Play Provision
- Buildings Maintenance
- Waste Management including Strategy, Refuse Collection and Recycling
- Flood and Coastal Protection, and
- Seafront Management and Implementation of the Seafront Strategy
- Public protection and Regulatory Services
I was born and have lived most of my life at Easington Lane, Hetton-le-Hole. I represent Easington Lane as a Councillor on Hetton Town Council and the larger Hetton Ward area since 2004 as a Sunderland City Councillor. I am married to Jennie and we have two children, two grandchildren and three great grand children. I worked for over thirty years within the clothing and footwear, retail and manufacturing sector. My interests include computing, reading and travelling. (We've been to Hell and back) located on Grand Cayman. My wife and I both enjoy a bit of DIY, me doing the work and Jennie supervising (watching).
I hold a Ward Surgery every first Tuesday of the month (except August) between 10.30am and 11.30am at The Hetton Centre, Welfare Road.
I hold a Ward Surgery every first Tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis (Except August) between 11.45am and 12.45pm in
St. Cuthbert's Church Hall, North Street, East Rainton.
Tuesday 1 April 2014
I also hold a Ward Surgery every first tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis (Except August) between 11.45am and 12.45pm in Moorsley Community Centre.
Tuesday 4 March 2014
Tuesday 3 June 2014