1. Scope of Portfolio
1.1 In the absence of the Leader, those areas assigned to the Leader, except with regard to those areas/powers specifically reserved for decision to the Council itself.
1.2 Representing the Council's views on matters of corporate or strategic policy and any other matters which are within these terms of reference.
1.3 The development, implementation and monitoring of the Authority's Performance Review Strategy, including the monitoring of risk management registers, and the Authority's response to the Audit Commission's Annual Performance Indicator Reports.
1.4 The content and publication of the Annual Local Performance/Corporate Plan, and the establishment and setting of corporate targets for achievement, together with the establishment and setting of targets for individual services provided by the Authority.
1.5 The development and monitoring of the Authority's policies and procedures with regard to services, reviewing Corporate practice/procedures in this area (including contractual matters and tender evaluation), and ensuring the Council's compliance with all relevant UK and EU legislation.
1.6 The Council's contract processes, including approval of changes to the Council's Contracts Standing Orders and Approved List of Contractors, ensuring services are in compliance with EU Procurement Directives and Legislation in relation to service provision.
1.7 The Council's customer care and complaints policies.
1.8 The effectiveness of the Authority’s procedures to secure public access to Information and open government, including procedures relating to petitions, deputations and other representations.
1.9 In consultation with the relevant portfolio holder, the planning, implementation and review of public consultation and community engagement initiatives relating to strategic, borough-wide issues.
1.10 In consultation with the relevant portfolio holder, the impact of the Council’s representation on external organisations.
1.11 To establish appropriate forums for liaising and co-operating with and supporting amenity groups operating within the borough.
1.12 The development, implementation and monitoring of the Authority's Public Consultation Strategy.
1.13 Neighbourhood governance and empowerment.
2. Community Safety functions:
2.1 The development, monitoring and implementation of the Council’s policies in relation to reducing crime and anti social behaviour.
2.2 The development, monitoring and implementation of the Authority’s element of the borough Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy in conjunction with Police and other Agencies.
2.3 Responsibility for ensuring the parks constabulary, Neighbourhood Wardens and other enforcement officers concerned with tackling anti social behaviour perform well and work alongside the Metropolitan Police.
2.4 Responsibility for ensuring the effective running and establishment of Neighbourhood Watch Groups in the borough, working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police.
2.5 Policy and strategy for the Safer Neighbourhoods Division.
2.6 Working with all agencies to ensure enforcement services are effective in reducing crime and anti social behaviour including:
· All forms of criminal behaviour;
· “Clean Sweep” - Tackling “Grot Spots”;
· Dog fouling;
· Street drinking; and
· Street scene enforcement.
2.7 Taking action to reduce fear of crime.
3. Member Development
3.1 Advising on Councillors’ training and development needs in relation to their representative roles, and liaison with the Executive Director of Finance and Corporate Governance in respect of appropriate provision.
3.2 Informing Councillors of appropriate conferences and seminars, and making arrangements for them to attend such events.
4. Function shared with the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care
4.1 The development, monitoring and implementation of drug and alcohol policies.
4. Function shared with the Cabinet Member for Housing
4.1 Responsibility for anti-social behaviour on Housing land.
Note: The Deputy Leader is responsible for:
In conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents Services:
Bi Borough Executive Director for Environment, Leisure and Residents Services
In conjunction with all Cabinet Members:
All Executive Director