Changes have been announced to Torbay Council’s Cabinet as of 17 January 2024.

Councillor Jackie Thomas has been newly appointed to the Council’s decision-making team and is now Cabinet Member for Tourism, Culture & Events and Corporate Services. In her new role, Councillor Thomas will oversee Tourism, Culture & Events, Legal, IT, Business Improvement and Change, Libraries, Coroner, Emergency Planning, Health and Safety, Policy, Performance and Community Engagement, Governance and HR.

Councillor Jackie Thomas said: “I am excited to join the Cabinet at Torbay Council and look forward to working with my Cabinet colleagues to help shape the future of the Bay.”

The rest of the Cabinet is now made up of the following:

Leader of the Council: Councillor David Thomas

Oversight of all areas, Strategy and Place Leader, Regional Policy and external relations.

Cabinet Member for Place Development and Economic Growth and Deputy Leader: Councillor Chris Lewis

TDA services, Economic Growth, Development Management, Strategic Planning (excluding transport), Building Control, Harbours, Beaches and Climate Emergency.

Cabinet Member for Pride in Place, Transport and Parking: Councillor Adam Billings

SWISCo services, Transport and Parking.

Cabinet Member for Housing and Finance: Councillor Alan Tyerman 

Housing, Finance, Procurement, Debt Recovery, Council Tax and Business Rates.

Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services, Public Health and Inequalities: Councillor Hayley Tranter          

Adult Social Care delivery, Adult Social Care Inspection regime, Market Management, Customer Services, Housing Standards, Anti Social Behaviour and Vulnerability, Housing Options, Public Health Improvement, Health Protection, Equalities (Directorate crossing).

Cabinet Member for Children’s Services: Councillor Nick Bye

Children’s Social Care, Education, Youth Justice.

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