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West Oxfordshire Executive 2023

West Oxfordshire DC Executive November 2023

Role of an Executive member

Executive members are responsible for:

  • leading on developing council policy and make recommendations to the Executive
  • providing guidance to the Executive on developments within the portfolio
  • giving guidance to the Executive on budget priorities
  • monitoring performance and make sure policy is delivered
  • leading on improving council services
  • making sure that activities meet the council's overall vision, core values and guiding principles
  • contributing to debate and decision-making
  • working with councillors who are not members of the Executive, members of the opposition and officers to make sure that the overview and scrutiny process works correctly
  • appearing before and responding to overview and scrutiny committee reports
  • representing the council at a national and local level

Each Executive member is the spokesperson for the policy area or 'portfolio' they are responsible for.

Andy Graham - Leader of the Council

Cllr Andy Graham

His portfolio responsibilities are:

  • Policy Framework
  • Town and Parish Council engagement
  • Council Plan
  • Strategic Partnerships including Pan regional Partnership, Future Oxfordshire, South East Councils and OxLEP
  • Oxfordshire Leaders
  • Publica and partnership authorities and Ubico
  • Democratic Services
  • Communications
  • Legal Services
  • Counter Fraud
  • Emergency Planning
  • Customer Services

Duncan Enright - Deputy Leader & Economic Development

Cllr Duncan Enright

His portfolio responsibilities are:

  • Economic Development
  • Business Development
  • Visitor Economy
  • Town and Village regeneration
  • Customer Services

Alaric Smith - Finance

Profile photo of Cllr Alaric Smith

His portfolio responsibilities are:

  • Finance and management
  • Council Tax and benefits
  • Asset Management
  • South West Audit Partnership
  • Performance Management
  • Capital Investment strategy
  • Strategic Housing Investment
  • Customer Services

Charlie Maynard - Planning & Sustainable Development

charlie maynard

His portfolio responsibilities are:

  • Local Plan
  • Government planning policies and guidance
  • Conservation and Historic Environment
  • Landscape and Biodiversity
  • Development Management
  • Ensuring planning policies meet 2030 requirements
  • Customer Services

Joy Aitman - Stronger Healthy Communities

Cllr Joy Aitman

Her portfolio responsibilities are:

  • Voluntary sector engagement
  • Health and safety
  • Community and public health
  • Refugee Resettlement Programme
  • Young people
  • Equality and diversity
  • Customer Services

Geoff Saul - Housing & Social Welfare

Councillor Geoff Saul

His portfolio responsibilities are:

  • Housing Allocations
  • Homelessness
  • Provision of affordable homes
  • Sheltered housing accommodation
  • Safeguarding – Community Safety Partnership
  • Crime and Disorder
  • Neighbourhood Policing
  • Scrutiny of Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Assets of Community Value

Lidia Arciszewska - Environment

Cllr Lidia Arciszewska

Her portfolio responsibilities are:

  • Flood alleviation and sewage
  • Environmental partnerships – WASP and Evenlode, North East Cotswold Cluster
  • Waste collection and recycling
  • Street Scene (cleansing, litter and grounds maintenance)
  • Air quality
  • Land, food, farming
  • Customer Services Delivery

Andrew Prosser - Climate Change

Councillor Andrew Prosser

His portfolio responsibilities are:

  • Energy Advice
  • Renewable energy and retrofit investment
  • Biodiversity across the District
  • Carbon neutral by 2030
  • Fossil fuel dependence reduction
  • Local, national and county wide liaison on climate
  • EV Charging rollout
  • Customer Service

Tim Sumner - Leisure and Major Projects

Councillor tim sumner

His portfolio responsibilities are:

  • Leisure provision including swimming pools
  • Culture and Heritage
  • Public Art
  • Agile Working
  • Customer Services
  • Car parking