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 July 2014
Tuesday 7 October 2014
Tuesday 6 January 2015
Tuesday 7 April 2015
Tuesday 7 July 2015
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 3 June 2014
Tuesday 2 September 2014
Tuesday 2 December 2014
Tuesday 3 March 2015
Tuesday 2 June 2015
I also hold a Ward Surgery every first tuesday of the month on a quarterly basis (Except August) between 11.45am and 12.45pm ELCAP, The Brickgarth, Easington Lane.
Tuesday 4 November 2014
Tuesday 3 February 2015
Tuesday 1 May 2015