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Cabinet member for Communities
Councillor Clare Penny-Evans was first elected to Newcastle City Council on 17th March 2017. She is a Labour Councillor for Heaton Ward. In 2018 Clare was Vice Chair of Audit Committee. Clare is an Alumni of the Labour Party’s Jo Cox Leadership Programme. Clare recently stood as a MEP Candidate in the European Parliamentary Elections.
Clare’s background is working in the Voluntary sector. She set up and managed a Mediation Service mediating between disputing neighbours, Victims & Offenders and Intra Family conflicts. Through her vision and leadership, the Mediation service was one of the first in the North East to offer Intra Family mediation to help prevent youth homelessness. She then went onto be a regional Children’s Service manager for large National Charity managing services from Family Group Conferencing, Children’s Rights project, Independent Visitors, Divorce mediation and Family support. Clare currently works for a local Charity ‘Skills for People’ supporting parents & Carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
This is Clare’s first appointment to the Cabinet.
Clare is responsible for promoting good community relations, tackling discrimination and celebrating diversity. She also has responsibility for Community Safety and liaison with Police and the Criminal justice system. Clare will continue the Councils work on the Co-operative Council agenda.
Clare is originally from Durham but has lived in Newcastle for over 25 years.
- Communications and promotion of council achievements
- Public and community engagement
- Co-operative Council agenda
- Promoting good community relations and combatting hate crimes
- Neighbourhood Devolution
- Ward governance and ward budgets
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
PA to Councillor Penny-Evans – Lynn Bryden
Telephone: 0191 2777101