WORK on setting up the new Cheshire West and Chester Council has taken another key step with the appointment of the director of environment.
Steve Kent, who is currently county manager for highways for Cheshire County Council, will lead on waste management and street scene, highways and transportation and development control.
Executive portfolio holder for environment, Councillor Neil Ritchie, welcomed Steve Kent’s appointment to a central position in the new council.
He said: “Steve brings with him an extensive and impressive portfolio of success and a commitment to playing a key strategic role in taking the new authority forward.”
Steve Kent said: “There is a great deal to be done to deliver a wide range of environment services, and I am looking forward to listening to customers and working with colleagues as we develop plans for the new council.”
Further director appointments will be announced soon.