The Leader will continue to direct the council’s performance and improvement, county and regional partnerships, IT, transformation programme, human resources, Town Deal, health and safety, climate change, parish councils, community safety and CCTV responsibilities.

The size of the cabinet has been increased from seven members to eight members.

The changes to cabinet member portfolios are as follows:

  • Councillor Nigel Welton (Deputy Leader): Economic Development and Planning –
    • Strategic planning, infrastructure, emergency planning, development control, economic development and growth, democratic services, customer services, complaints, flood and risk, building control
  • Councillor Jonathon Noble: Finance and Commercial –
    • Finance (including revs and bens), procurement, corporate governance, commercialism, property, data protection, freedom of information, car parks.
  • Councillor David Brown: Tourism, Arts and Culture –
    • Tourism, leisure services, Guildhall, TIC, arts, May Fair, events, allotments.
  • Councillor Richard Austin: Heritage –
    • Heritage and conservation
  • Councillor Yvonne Stevens: Environmental Services –
    • Street cleansing, green waste, refuse and recycling, environmental health, crematoria and cemeteries, licensing and land charges
  • Councillor Tracey Abbott: Town Centre (including BTAC Liaison) –
    • Town centre development and management, markets, public toilets, parks and open spaces
  • Councillor Martin Griggs: Housing and Communities –
    • Housing, homelessness, transport, older people, child and adults safeguarding, health and wellbeing, community development and voluntary sector support.

Councillor Skinner, Leader of Boston Borough Council, said: “I have been very lucky to have a vigorous and inspiring cabinet since becoming leader and the change of portfolios is intended to clarify roles as we come out of lockdown and into the recovery phase of the Coronavirus crisis.

“We are a motivated council who deliver to all of our residents and I want to make sure that we continue to do this in an appropriate manner. I would like to welcome our three new members on board who will all bring their own special skills to their Cabinet areas. This is a strong cabinet and we will deliver for our borough.”