Cabinet member for Climate Change and Public Safety

Cabinet member for Climate Change and Public Safety

Councillor Clare Penny-Evans

Clare has worked across the North in the voluntary sector for the over 20 years.

She set up and managed a mediation service for disputing neighbours, victims and offenders and intra family conflicts, then went onto be a regional children’s service manager for large national charity,

Clare currently works for a local charity, Skills for People, supporting parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

An alumni of the Labour Party’s Jo Cox Leadership Programme she was first elected to Newcastle City Council in March 2017 and is a Labour councillor for Heaton Ward.

As Cabinet member for Climate Change and Public Safety Clare is responsible for promoting good community relations, tackling discrimination and celebrating diversity.

She also has responsibility for community safety and is a liaison with both police and the criminal justice system.

She leads on plans to create a Climate Change Convention for the city and on Newcastle’s plans to improve air quality.

View more information about Cllr Penny-Evans

Responsibilities

The role of Cabinet member for Climate Change and Public Safety includes:

  • Protecting the natural and built environment
    - Climate change
    - Wildlife protection
    - Heritage and conservation
    - Biodiversity and tree strategy
     
  • Air Quality
     
  • Promoting community safety
    - Tackling anti-social behaviour
    - Liaison with Northumbria Police
    - Liaison with other crime and criminal justice partners
    - Leading Safe Newcastle Partnership
    - Crime and Policing panel
    - CCTV policy and delivery
    - Tackling modern slavery
     
  • Promoting good community relations and combatting hate crimes
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