Cabinet member for the Environment and Climate Change

Cllr Nick Kemp

Councillor Nick Kemp is Cabinet member for Environment and Enforcement for Newcastle City Council.  He has lead responsibility for all environmental issues, including clean growth, energy and climate change.  He has been a Cabinet member for 4 years and was first elected to the City Council in 2002.

Nick is Managing Director of a public affairs company working with a varied client base of national and regional businesses. He was previously manager of a sub-regional economic development company, operating on behalf of the five Tyne and Wear local authorities.

Nick was an aide to a Government Minister from 1997 to 2000 and worked for a member of the Shadow Cabinet as advisor from 1992 to 1997.

Nick is a Regional Board Member of the CBI, a graduate of Common Purpose, and a Trustee of the National Centre for the Children’s Book. 

 

Responsibilities

Local Service provision

  • Street cleaning
  • Graffiti removal
  • Neighbourhood response teams
  • Waste collection
  • Recycling Garden waste collection
  • Environmental awareness
  • Horticultural services

Leading the Council’s response to the Waste Commission/Development of a city-wide Waste Strategy

Protecting the natural and built environment

  • Climate change
  • Wildlife protection
  • Heritage and conservation
  • Biodiversity and trees

Licensing and Regulatory issues

  • Trading standards
  • Resilience planning
  • Public protection and enforcement
  • Traffic and parking enforcement

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