The Council’s Cabinet Members are committed to improving communication and engagement, and are happy to take questions from our Citizens. A Citizen is someone who lives, works or studies in the Borough of East Staffordshire. 

If you have a question you would like to raise with a Cabinet member you can submit a question using this straightforward form. Once a relevant question has been submitted, the appropriate Cabinet member will be in touch with an answer within 10 working days.

The facility is subject to reasonable use, and there may be some circumstances where the Cabinet Member will not be able to respond to submitted questions. This includes where: questions are from someone who is an active politician or is not a Citizen; questions are defamatory, frivolous or offensive; responding might create a conflict of interest or conflicts with other Council policies or procedures. This Question and Answer facility has been introduced to help improve Cabinet Member engagement with the public, and is not intended to be used for Freedom of Information requests or Environmental Information requests.

If your question is regarding a local issue then you can also contact your local ward Councillor

Staffordshire County Council is responsible for highways, pavements, libraries, education, social care and health. Any question on these topics should be directed to Staffordshire County Council.

Each Cabinet member has responsibilities for different functions within the Council. Before submitting a form, please check which Cabinet member is responsible for the issue you would like to raise. A full list of each Cabinet member's responsibilities is set out on this page.

Cabinet member portfolios

Leader and Cabinet member responsibilities

Leader of the Council

  • Overall responsibility for all Executive functions
  • Policy Framework, including Corporate Plan and ensuring priority led budgeting 
  • Corporate Plan Performance Management 
  • Corporate Health & Safety
  • County Council relations (Staffordshire Leaders Board)
  • Legal Services
  • Asset Management and Estates Management
  • Human Resources, payroll, equalities and fair employment
  • Communications function and Public Relations
  • Improving local democracy and consultation including community forums and citizens panels
  • Programmes and Transformation team: digital working; corporate procurement (including using local firms); electoral registration and elections; democratic services and councillor support; and resilience and emergency planning 
  • ICT

Cabinet member for Tourism and Cultural Development

  • Leisure Centres Contract Management including Sports and Health Development (outsourced)
  • Future consideration of insourcing council services and municipal enterprise working
  • Brewhouse and Arts Development
  • Civic Function Suite
  • Markets 
  • Protecting Heritage and Strategic Tourism and Marketing of the Borough

Cabinet member for Communities and Regulatory Services

  • Housing Strategy and Homelessness
  • Private Sector Housing and Landlord Licensing
  • Disabled Facilities Grants
  • Environmental Health (including pollution, food safety, housing standards and commercial)
  • Licensing (Executive Functions only) including support to the Taxi Trade
  • Environmental Enforcement and Tackling Envirocrime
  • Fixed and Mobile CCTV
  • Partnerships (including NHS, LSP, health and well-being)
  • Voluntary Sector Forum
  • Community Centres (including Neighbourhood Working)
  • Councillors’ Community Fund
  • Community Safety including Safeguarding and Counter-Terrorism
  • Support for the Cost of Living crisis including ensuring the ‘Right to Food’

Cabinet member for Environment and Climate Change

  • Climate Change Adaption and Green New Deal
  • Off Street Parking including Electric Vehicle Charging
  • Waste Management and Recycling 
  • Street Cleansing
  • Public Toilets
  • Building Control 
  • Borough Council Drainage and Sewerage Functions 
  • Open Spaces and Contract Management
  • Greenhouse Centre and In Bloom Awards
  • Parish Council Forum
  • Cemeteries
  • Facilities Management

Cabinet member for Finance and Treasury Management

  • Financial Management, Treasury Management and Accounts (Revenue and Capital)
  • Internal Audit (outsourced)
  • Risk Management
  • Housing Benefits and Council Tax Support 
  • Telephony
  • Collection and Recovery of Council Tax and Business Rates including Sundry Debts 

Cabinet member for Regeneration and Development

  • Town Centre Regeneration – Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter
  • Economic Development and Business Support – including building a fairer local economy
  • UK Shared Prosperity Fund administration
  • Brownfield Strategy and Commuted s106 monies
  • Planning Policy
  • Planning and Development Control (Executive Functions only) 
  • Local Land Charges
Link to Q and A webform

Ask a question online

Submit a question to a Cabinet member online

Arrange a face-to-face meeting

You may wish to arrange a face-to-face meeting with a Cabinet member. To do so, please contact them directly via their e-mail address.

When submitting a request for a face-to-face meeting please clearly outline your query and your general availability. This will help ensure an appointment can be arranged as soon as possible.