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The council’s Executive committee

The Executive committee is the main decision-making body within the council. It is chaired by the leader of the council.

The current leader of the council is Councillor Neil Bannister.

The current deputy leader of the council is Councillor Phil King.

Executive committee

Executive committee meetings take place every month and members of the public can attend. View the dates of council meetings.

The Executive publishes a list of key decisions and significant items coming up within the council in the next 4 months. View the forward plan of key decisions.

View the council’s vision and the priorities for our services.

Executive committee portfolio holders

The current Executive committee portfolios and portfolio holders are:

Cllr Neil Bannister is the portfolio holder for Strategy and Communications which includes:

  • Strategy
  • Communications.
  • Combined Authority and Devolution

Cllr Phil King is the portfolio holder for Planning, Housing, Economic Development and Regeneration which includes:

  • Strategic Planning Policy
  • Neighbourhood Planning
  • Strategic Housing Policy and Liaison with Registered Providers
  • Harborough Home Search/ Homelessness/ Housing Renewal Grants and Loans
  • Economic Development and Regeneration
  • Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Liaison and Relationships
  • Working with the Business Community
  • Tourism
  • Development Management
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Heritage and Conservation

Cllr James Hallam is the portfolio holder for Finance and Assets which includes:

  • Finance Services
  • Commissioning and Procurement
  • Strategic Asset Management
  • Broadband Programme Delivery
  • Major Contract Management 
  • Commercialisation 
  • Value for Money 
  • Harborough Innovation Centre

Cllr Janette Ackerley is the portfolio holder for Wellbeing and Localities which includes: 

  • Leisure and Sport Commissioning and Delivery  
  • Rural Lead
  • Health and Wellbeing Forum Lead
  • Cultural Services Policy and Strategy
  • Voluntary Sector Partnerships and Core Funding
  • Supporting Leicestershire Families
  • Youth and Children’s Centres
  • Lightbulb (Including Disabled Facilities Grants)
  • Clinical Commissioning Group and Public Health Liaison Lead
  • New Homes Bonus and S106 Grants to Community and Parishes
  • Parish and Community Liaison

Cllr Michael Rickman is the portfolio holder for Community Safety which includes:

  • Community Safety Partnerships
  • Emergency Planning Lead
  • Control Centre (Including Lifeline, CCTV, Lone working and Out of Hours Service)
  • Health and Safety Enforcement
  • Licensing

Cllr Richard Hadkiss is the portfolio holder for Corporate Governance which includes:

  • Customer Services
  • Legal and Democratic Services
  • Elections and Electoral Registration
  • Land Charges
  • Business Planning
  • Revenues and Benefits (Member of Joint Committee)
  • Equalities
  • ICT
  • Corporate Administration - Street Naming and Numbering, Cemetery Administration
  • Performance and Risk Management
  • Internal and External Audit Services
  • Human Resources including Employee Relations
  • Learning and Development
  • Corporate Health and Safety

Cllr Jonathan Bateman is the portfolio holder for Environment and Regulatory Services which includes:

  • Environmental Health Functions
  • Environmental Services including Waste, Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance
  • Climate Change, Green Deal, Warm Homes
  • Contaminated Land and Air Strategy
  • Open Spaces
  • Car Parking
  • Pest Control
  • Building Control