Leader and Cabinet for Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Press Release

Published on 24 May 2023
Archived on 24 June 2023

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has a new Cabinet today, Wednesday 24 May.

Leader - Strategic Leadership and Climate Change Portfolio      Cllr Susan Juned
Deputy Leader - Place Portfolio                                                        Cllr Nigel Rock
Legal and Community Safety Portfolio                                             Cllr Natalie Gist
Environment and Neighbourhoods Portfolio                                  Cllr Lorraine Grocott
Planning and Economic Development Portfolio                             Cllr George Cowcher
Resources Portfolio                                                                              Cllr David Curtis
Homes, Health and Wellbeing Portfolio                                            Cllr Liz Coles

Cllr Juned, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council says: "I am delighted that I am able to announce a strong team to lead the District Council. We have some key priorities, as set out in our Manifesto, and we look forward to starting on this agenda."

- Cllr Victoria Alcock (Stratford Bishopton)
Vice- Chairman - Cllr Jenny Fradgley (Stratford Guildhall and Bridgetown)

Portfolio details

Leader - Cllr Juned (Alcester East Ward) 

  • Corporate Policy
  • Partnerships
  • Corporate Communications and Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Performance, Consultation and Insight
  • Climate Change

Deputy Leader - Cllr Rock (Bishops Itchington, Fenny Compton and Napton Ward) 

  • Project and Transformation Team
  • Property Estates
  • Asset Management
  • Joint South Warwickshire Local Development Plan


Legal and Community Safety - Cllr Gist (Bishops Itchington, Fenny Compton and Napton Ward)

  • Joint Legal Service
  • Democratic Services
  • Community Safety and CCTV
  • Information Governance


Environment and Neighbourhood services - Cllr Grocott (Avenue Ward) 

  • Environmental Health and Licensing
  • Parking Services
  • Green Spaces - Development
  • Contracted Services (Refuse and Recycling, Street Cleansing, Grounds Maintenance)
  • Emergency Planning and Business Continuity
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Markets and Events
  • Construction and Premises


Resources - Cllr Curtis (Shottery Ward) 

  • Budget & Finance
  • Audit & Risk
  • Internal Audit
  • ICT

Homes, Health and Wellbeing - Cllr Coles (Hathaway Ward) 

  • Housing and Homelessness
  • Personal Assistant Team
  • Revenues and Benefits
  • Customer Services (including Visitor Information Centre)
  • Print and Design Team
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Safeguarding
  • Community Leadership Forums, Voluntary Community Services

Planning and Economic Development- Cllr Cowcher (Wellesbourne South Ward) 

  • Building Control, including street naming
  • Development Control and Enforcement
  • Land Charges
  • CIL/S106
  • Economic Development & Tourism
  • Strategic Housing
  • Planning Policy
  • Physical Infrastructure (transport, energy etc)
  • Joint South Warwickshire Local Development Plan

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 24/05/2023