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Communities

Communities (formerly known as Housing & Environment) has a wide range of responsibilities. It provides housing services and services for older people and vulnerable adults. It also has a lead role in land use and transport planning, economic and sustainable development and environmental policy. It co-ordinates the Council's response in emergencies and is also the environmental conscience of the Council.

This means for example: a resident's house will have received planning permission from the service, and their refuse collected by us. If you're a Council tenant you'll also have us as your landlord, carrying out repairs and improvements to your home. Your walk to work will be along a pavement we maintain and clean while a drive to work will use a road traffic network devised and maintained by us; children will be assisted to use safe ways of walking to school by us; parks and countryside you visit are maintained by us; and the restaurant you visit will have been inspected by us.

Executive Director - Barbara Renton
Barbara Renton

Head of Housing Services - Clare Mailer

Responsible for:

  • Tenant communications and consultation
  • Service complaints
  • Council Housing
  • Housing rent and collection
  • Housing repairs and improvements
  • Homelessness and temporary accommodation

Head of Environmental and Consumer Services - Mark Butterworth

Responsible for:

  • Direct Services (Operations) all front line activities which include Burials, Fleet Management,Grounds Maintenance, Kerbside Collection, Public Toilets, Street Cleansing and Waste Disposal/Recycling 
  • Regulatory Services including Environmental Health, Food Safety, Land and Water Quality, Trading Standards and Animal Welfare
  • Roads Maintenance Partnership
  • Street Lighting Partnership 
  • Structures and Flooding
  • Traffic and Network
  • Waste Services and Community Greenspace including Bereavement Services, Perth Crematorium and North Inch Golf Course
  • Corporate Health and Safety Team (interim arrangements in place)

Head of Business and Resources - Fraser Crofts

Responsible for:

  • Finance and Governance
  • Capital Programme Office
  • Corporate Asset Management Team
  • Public Transport Unit
  • Parking Operations 
  • Business Support and Performance

Head of Property Services - Stephen Crawford

Responsible for:

  • Corporate Premises Management
  • Energy Conservation and Management
  • Property Maintenance
  • Construction Project Management Services
  • Architectural and Interior Design Services
  • Quantity Surveying Services
  • Electrical, Mechanical and Structural Engineering Services

Head of Innovation - Charlene Guild

Responsible for:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Corporate Design
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Development
  • Corporate Equalities
  • Strategic Planning and Improvement

Head of Public Service Reform, Culture & Community Development - Fiona Robertson

Responsible for:

  • Communities Services - adult literacy, adult and community learning, community capacity building
  • Community Planning and Empowerment policy and strategy
  • Culture and Sport policy and strategy
  • Strategic commissioning of culture, sport, adult and community learning services
  • Common Good and Community Grant schemes
  • Local Asset Transfers
  • Gaelic Development
  • Perth City Cultural Transformation Programme