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New environmental services lead member

Published: Monday, 11th December 2017

A change to the council’s cabinet will continue to progress the work already being done to build a borough for everyone.

Cllr Jesse Grey has been appointed as the new lead member for environmental services (inc. parking and flooding) after Cllr Carwyn Cox decided to step down. 
Cllr Grey, ward member for Datchet, has been a councillor for the Royal Borough since May 2000 and was chairman of the flood liaison group and licensing panel, as well as sitting on other panels. He has previously been a cabinet member for community safety, leisure and culture.

Following the appointment of Cllr Grey to cabinet, it is proposed that Cllr Cox be appointed as chairman of the licensing panel. This will be considered at full council on Tuesday 12 December. 
The Royal Borough has transformed in the last year by delivering a variety of core services differently while ensuring it still maintains the quality of services our residents need, as well as keeping our front door local and open for business.
Leader of the council, Cllr Simon Dudley, said: “I am very pleased that Cllr Grey will have a more prominent role at the council, he has a wealth of experience including chairing the flood liaison group and licensing panel. 
“The council and its services are transforming and Cllr Grey will play a key role including making sure parking across the borough is maintained during the ambitious programme of regeneration and working with our partners to progress the River Thames Scheme.”
Cllr Dudley added: “I would like to thank Cllr Cox for all his hard work. He’s overseen many successful projects including the contract with waste management company Viridor which sees waste not recycled through the borough’s roadside collection scheme transformed into renewable energy and the start of the borough’s community wardens operating overnight on Fridays and Saturdays.”
Cllr Cox chose to step down due to his heavy and expanding workload as a highly successful barrister.

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