Cabinet member for a Resilient City

Cabinet member for a Resilient City

Cllr Paula Maines

Paula leads the Council’s approach to working with local communities across the city, ensuring that cultural, sporting and leisure opportunities are integrated and accessible to all. She is responsible for ensuring that resident engagement is proactive and enabling, supports an inclusive economy and fulfils the Council’s statutory requirements. 

Paula provides political leadership for the Council’s community partnerships and voluntary and community sector liaison, and for ensuring that Newcastle remains a safe, resilient and welcoming city for all.


The Cabinet member for a Resilient City is responsible for:

  • Crime, community safety and anti-social behaviour
  • Safe Newcastle Partnership
  • Tackling modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Compact and VCS liaison
  • The Newcastle Fund
  • Neighbourhood renewal
  • Community assets and asset transfers
  • Parish Councils
  • Ward governance and budget


Communities includes

  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • City of Sanctuary
  • Veterans and the Armed Forces Family/Armed Forces Covenant


  • Urban Green/parks, green spaces, allotments
  • Play areas and leisure facilities
  • Leisure Centre management
  • Libraries and customer services
  • Registrars, cemeteries, and crematorium services
  • Taxi licensing

Political lead for: Co-operative Council

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