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SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« on: August 29, 2010, 05:06:54 pm »



Leader of the Council:  Councillor Roderick Bluh

Ward: Dorcan

Portfolio Responsibilities:

Cabinet
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Emergency Planning
Swindon Strategic Partnership
Local Area Agreement
Community Strategy
Corporate Governance Issues
Law and Democratic Services
Communications Services (including Graphics)
Equalities & Social Inclusion



Deputy Leader of of the Council:  Councillor Garry Perkins

Ward: Shaw and Nine Elms

Portfolio Responsibilities:

Economic Development
Regeneration
Arts and Culture
Museums, including Steam

 

Cabinet Member for Sustainability, Strategic Planning, Property and Transport: Councillor Peter Greenhalgh

Ward: Freshbrook and Grange Park

Portfolio Responsibilities:

Strategic Property
Strategic Spatial Planning and Development Framework Planning
Traffic and Transport Forward Planning (including Local Transport Plan)
Design of Highway
Forward Planning and Development Control
Local Land Charges
Sustainability
Public Transport (including Concessionary Fares, Specialist Transport, Council Transport and Fleet Management)
Implementation of Local Transport Plan




Cabinet Member for Leisure and Corporate Services: Councillor Fionuala Foley

Ward: Old Town and Lawns

Portfolio Responsibilities:

Lead Member for Reducing Domestic Violence
Libraries
Engineering
Sports Development
Recreation Services
Leisure and sports centres
Human Resources, Personnel & Trades Union Relations (including Staff Nursery)
Member Development.
Information Technology
Capita Contract Overview
Leading on Councillor Development.
Property Management, including
Building Services
Building Cleaning
Catering & Security Services
Control Room Operations
Customer Services




Cabinet Member for Finance: Councillor Mark Edwards

Ward: St. Margaret

Portfolio Responsibilities:

Financial Management (Revenue and Capital Programme)
Internal Audit
Revenue and Benefits Services
Procurement
Value for Money
External Contract Monitoring
Student Support
Resources Management Overview
Preparing Future Year’s Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan
Project Management.

 

Cabinet Member for Housing, Community and Partnerships: Councillor Brian Mattock

Ward: Old Town and Lawns

Portfolio Responsibilities:

Lead Member for Connecting People, Connecting Places
Lead Member of Locality Directors
Lead Member for Rural Affairs
Swindon Strategic Partnership
Community Safety Partnership
Neighbourhood Wardens
Environmental and Public Protection Services
Gypsies, travellers and unauthorised encampments
Delivering joined-up services to support Connecting People, Connecting Places
Community Development, Grants and Resources
Services to the Community and Voluntary Sector
Swindon Community Compact
Community Engagement Strategies
Supporting People / Supporting People Partnership Board
Parish and Town Councils/Community Council Engagement Strategies
Cluster Forums
Community Buildings.
Housing Enabling and Strategic Services
Estate and Tenancy Management
Allocations and Advice Services
Homelessness
Empty Homes
Homeline Services
Sheltered Accommodation
Housing Right to Buy/Sales Services
Private Sector Housing Renovation Grants
Repair and Improvements to Council Housing Stock




Cabinet Member for Children’s Services:  Councillor David Renard

Ward: Haydon Wick

Portfolio Responsibilities:

Children and Family Services
Fostering and Adoption Services
Youth Services
Education and Schools
Children and Young People’s Partnership Board and Children’s Trust
Early Years Development
Lifelong Learning
Play Services
Plas Pencelli Outdoor Recreation Centre
Music Services
Playgrounds, including those that are not presently utilised.
Youth Offending Team




Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care: Councillor Peter Mallinson

Ward: Walcot

Portfolio Responsibilities:

Public Health
Reducing Drugs, Alcohol and Substance Abuse
Older People’s Services
Adult Services
Services for People with Disabilities
Community Mental Health Services
Enterprise Works/Energy 2
Close working with the Care Quality Commission
Enhancing links between the Council and partner organisations in the Health Services.




Cabinet Member for Streetscene: Councillor Keith Williams

Ward: Shaw and Nine Elms

Specific Responsibility for Lydiard Park Project
StreetSmart
Street Lighting
Cemeteries & Crematoria.
Environmental Issues Landscape & Countryside (including Community Forest) Building &
Highways & Maintenance Works
Waste Disposal, Waste Minimisation
Recycling
Refuse Collection – Domestic & Trade
Street Cleaning, Public Toilets
Ground & Tree Maintenance and open spaces
Parks
Graffiti
Abandoned Vehicles
Parking Services



Cabinet Member for Policy and Performance: Councillor Dale Heenan

Ward: Covingham and Nythe

Portfolio Responsibilities:
Policy Development
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Re: SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 05:07:16 pm »

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Re: SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 12:02:07 am »
It makes interesting reading when laid out in this way, but don't you think it should include external responsibilies as well, such as Rod Bluh being a member of the Wiltshire Police Authority?

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Re: SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 06:33:40 am »
And Cllr Perkins' involvement in SCS...
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 08:18:06 am »
And Cllr Perkins' involvement in SCS...

You have forgotten his Directorship of the evergreen Digital City Drone!

Incidentally what has happened to Wi-fi - gone awfully quiet again!

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Re: SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 12:07:01 pm »
It makes interesting reading when laid out in this way, but don't you think it should include external responsibilies as well, such as Rod Bluh being a member of the Wiltshire Police Authority?

Please note, Cllr Dale Heenan also has the task of bringing in the new Connecting people initiative.
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Re: SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2010, 12:11:40 pm »
And Cllr Perkins' involvement in SCS...

You have forgotten his Directorship of the evergreen Digital City Drone!

Incidentally what has happened to Wi-fi - gone awfully quiet again!

I think it has been said that the WI-FI Town Centre rollout would begin at the end of August or September time, no doubt an email will be out at somepoint containing an update. I hope it will be circulated before full council on October 7th 2010, as I think it will be a long night if the Adjusted Budget Proposal is presented as planned.
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Re: SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2010, 09:14:20 pm »
So it looks as though this question has to be asked yet again.

Anyone for Scrutiny and Full Council?

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Re: SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 08:37:12 am »
Can we have a pen picture of the Labour cabinet members, who took this country into the biggest debt seen for many a year and is the reason, for the cuts from central government, or do we read bliar's book and presume all is lovely..... :2funny:

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Re: SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 11:08:33 am »
the Labour cabinet members, who took this country into the biggest debt seen for many a year and is the reason,

I think you credit the politicians with too much. They did not take us into this. Like us, they were along for the ride, along with all the other governments of the world. There is not a credible political party in the world, in power or opposition, that can put their hand on heart and say "we told you so but you wouldn't listen".

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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 11:35:31 am »
"There is not a credible political party in the world, in power or opposition, that can put their hand on heart and say "we told you so but you wouldn't listen"."

True Chris but the crisis hit mainly the US and Europe. Canada & Australia did quite well and Africa were little affected due to their low overseas investments (they as always, will end up suffering later) I doubt that African countries would have invested in mortgaging wooden shacks in foreign countries, to the unemployed though!!

I think that apart from the Canadian and Australian Banks being better regulated (the only political link) they aren't easily conned with offers of large, invisible, pots of gold.

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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010, 11:55:45 am »
"There is not a credible political party in the world, in power or opposition, that can put their hand on heart and say "we told you so but you wouldn't listen"."

True Chris but the crisis hit mainly the US and Europe. Canada & Australia did quite well and Africa were little affected due to their low overseas investments (they as always, will end up suffering later) I doubt that African countries would have invested in mortgaging wooden shacks in foreign countries, to the unemployed though!!

I think that apart from the Canadian and Australian Banks being better regulated (the only political link) they aren't easily conned with offers of large, invisible, pots of gold.

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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2010, 12:42:00 pm »
Nor did those governments have a loon, selling gold for peanuts, or building up debt like there was no tomorrow.....
(wont go into the cost of Bliar's lies and the cost to the nation). :bash:

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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 01:39:35 pm »
"There is not a credible political party in the world, in power or opposition, that can put their hand on heart and say "we told you so but you wouldn't listen"."

True Chris but the crisis hit mainly the US and Europe. Canada & Australia did quite well and Africa were little affected due to their low overseas investments (they as always, will end up suffering later)


I heard that Canada had an austerity drive a few years ago before the banking crisis. Very painful for them at the time but had to be done due to excessive public spending against their GDP. This has put them in a good position to ride the storm purely by luck and not by design. It is true they have a better handle on banking regulation. I do not believe that a Tory or Liberal administration would have tighten up on bank regulation if they were in power at the time. Gates are now being shut after the horses have bolted and nobody knew the gates were open. (But just as fast as these gates are being shut the banking industry are opening others.)

Kohima is right about the gold being sold cheap, bit of a dropped bollock but Prior to September 2008 the government had increased investment in education and health. Great, we all want better schools and hospitals so no-one really objected. There were no signs of a "bust" around the corner because we were not in a economic "boom" (Ordinarily one follows the other) and the fiscal revenue from our GDP covered the additional spending. All good and everyone happy. Then the banking crisis hits us, unemployment doubles overnight, business that survive are on much reduced profit, tax revenue is greatly reduced and the deficit rises.

The first real differentiator between Red and Blue was bailing out the banks. Personally I think that if this had not been done the banking crisis would have been exasperated exponentially and recession would have moved to depression. Although Cameron opposed this move I think that he would have done the same if in the PM position.

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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 07:57:18 pm »
and dont forget, while the banks, and the failed fsa which brown thought was very good for the banks to be ruled by, but in the end did nothing, while the banks were playing at power leaders and getting in debt unknown in the western world, brown was giving fred the shed a knighthood for his services to banking, some service that was !!
perhaps we should now give brown a knighthood for his services to debt....... :2funny:

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« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2010, 09:00:48 pm »
and dont forget, while the banks, and the failed fsa which brown thought was very good for the banks to be ruled by, but in the end did nothing, while the banks were playing at power leaders and getting in debt unknown in the western world,

It is fair to say that the FSA was a toothless old lady only good for trying to regulate individual IFAs and mortgage brokers. Actually, not even good for that. Anyone with any talent in the banking industry would have worked for a bank with far greater rewards. The FSA was out of its depth but again this would have been the same whoever was at the political helm.

brown was giving fred the shed a knighthood for his services to banking, some service that was !!perhaps we should now give brown a knighthood for his services to debt....... :2funny:

That is like saying that John Major should be given a knighthood for his services to whore mongering after giving a life peerage to Jeffery Archer.
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Re: SBC Cabinet Members: Know Your Axe-Wielders
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2010, 09:02:29 pm »
and dont forget, while the banks, and the failed fsa which brown thought was very good for the banks to be ruled by, but in the end did nothing, while the banks were playing at power leaders and getting in debt unknown in the western world, brown was giving fred the shed a knighthood for his services to banking, some service that was !!
perhaps we should now give brown a knighthood for his services to debt....... :2funny:

Deregulation of the credit industry is the cause, selling of credit to those who could not afford it, that packaged up and traded on the deregulated money markets.

A thatcherite (Tory) policy enacted 30 years ago by a thatcherite (Tory) goverment so that the mega rich could get richer, in the misguided belief that the commerce sector of industry coud support the country's economy indefinitely. Its got nothing to do with the previous governments fiscal management no matter how much you may or may not want it to.

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Simple stop giving people money they can't pay back!! :bash: :bash: :bash:

Tony Blair and Gordo Brown's only failure as Labour PM's with regards to the credit crunch was not correcting the misguided and short termism of boom and bust tories.

We are paying the price now for not going under. 
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« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2010, 11:07:00 pm »

Deregulation of the credit industry is the cause, selling of credit to those who could not afford it, that packaged up and traded on the deregulated money markets.

A thatcherite (Tory) policy enacted 30 years ago by a thatcherite (Tory) goverment so that the mega rich could get richer, in the misguided belief that the commerce sector of industry coud support the country's economy indefinitely. Its got nothing to do with the previous governments fiscal management no matter how much you may or may not want it to.

Tony Blair and Gordo Brown's only failure as Labour PM's with regards to the credit crunch was not correcting the misguided and short termism of boom and bust tories.

We are paying the price now for not going under.

Not to mention that even after the crunch happened, the Tory Mayor of London was continually going on that the government should not increase regulation of the city because of the potential harm to London's competitiveness as a financial centre (when that "competitiveness" nearly bankrupted the country..)

I don't think any political party can really claim their hands are clean on this one... a succession of policies over the last 30 years landed us in that particular mess...

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« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2010, 05:08:41 pm »
so when brown convinced the bank of Lloyds to merge with the scottinsh one, against the trend and thoughts of many, it was the fault of the tories and not gordon giving the scottish another pat on the back with a merger that was failed from day one.  nice to see now,that bliar has siuch high regard for brown....... :2funny:

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« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2010, 08:21:27 pm »
so when brown convinced the bank of Lloyds to merge with the scottinsh one, against the trend and thoughts of many, it was the fault of the tories and not gordon giving the scottish another pat on the back with a merger that was failed from day one.  nice to see now,that bliar has siuch high regard for brown....... :2funny:

The HBOS mess was a result of the previous 30 years... I think the jury is out as to whether it would have been better to let HBOS/RBS implode: my own view is that making sure they survived was correct (and Northern Rock as well).

The attached suggests that despite 3 months of a new government nothing much may have changed in terms of bubbles and gambling that could bring our whole financial system down:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/robertpeston/2010/09/a_valueless_banking_boom.html

I'm not convinced it's a good thing for that much of our economy and tax revenues to be dependent on selling financial snake-oil...

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