Executive post

Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and the Climate Emergency


To continue to improve the borough’s environment and our contribution to a greener city and a greener planet. To champion sustainability, including having responsibility for waste management, increasing recycling and reducing waste to landfill. To improve air quality, particularly around schools and continue reducing the borough’s carbon emissions. Increase the use of green energy including with South East London Combined Heat and Power (SELCHP).


To be responsible for street scene and highway infrastructure, traffic management and parking enforcement. To ensure that the borough’s streets are clean, and increase the number of people who use them on foot or by bike, making cycling genuinely accessible to all.


The cabinet member will have particular responsibility for:


·  cycling and walking strategy

·  air quality

·  sustainable energy

·  electric cars and charging

·  lead the council’s work with Transport for London on local transport improvements including the bus, cycle and road network

·  ending single use plastics

·  markets and business space with the Cabinet Member for Jobs, Business and Innovation

·  street cleaning including litter and dog fouling

·  public spaces protection orders

·  fly-tipping

·  recycling and landfill

·  refuse collection

·  commercial waste

·  estate cleaning (working with the Cabinet Member for Housing Management and Modernisation and the Cabinet Member for Social Regeneration, Great Estates and New Homes)

·  carbon reduction and climate change

·  green energy

·  cemeteries and crematorium services

·  marinas and internal waterways

·  flooding and flood defences

·  roads and road safety

·  parking

·  street scene

·  Cleaner, Greener, Safer programme

·  greener healthier travel to school

·  working with TfL to improve local bus, bike and other surface transport.



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