Corporate Director

Corporate Director Operations, Steve Tilbury

Corporate Director Steve Tilbury oversees the following. This group includes the Assistant Directors (Commissioning) covering Active Communities, High Quality Environment and Economic Prosperity as well as the following departments.

Active Communities:  supervising and monitoring the management contract at the River Park Leisure Centre as well as promoting sport in the district by way of Sports Development. responsible for staff dealing with issues such as Community Safety, Sports and Recreation, developing play areas, and providing opportunities for the City's children, young people and older people.

Economic Prosperity:  helping to maintain a vibrant economy in the district and also the promotion of culture and the arts. Responsible for the City Museum, the Westgate and City Space, as well as collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting evidence which contributes to our understanding of the district's past. Responsible for the Tourist Information Centre and for promotion and marketing of the district in the UK and abroad.

High Quality Environment:  responsible for matters relating to food hygiene and safety, health and safety, pest control, renovation grants and general advice on the fitness of private sector housing, pollution control, health education, recycling and control of dogs. Environmental Health staff also specify the work required for cleansing, refuse collection and grounds maintenance contracts and monitor the performance of the contractor(s) who provide these services.

Access and Infrastructure:
deals with traffic management in the Winchester district under agency agreement with Hampshire County Council as well as advising on transportation planning matters for local transport plans and major developments. It deals with land drainage issues, manages the Council's sewage treatment works and also carries out project design, implementation and construction management for a wide range of internal and external clients. The division also encompasses the Parking Service which operates thirty off-street car parks, including Park and Ride, and enforces on-street parking regulations (yellow lines) throughout the district. This section is also responsible for Town Centre CCTV.

Building Control: responsible for checking that all construction work throughout the district complies with Building Regulations. The department also has responsibility for various related matters including dealing with dangerous structures.

Housing Services: responsible for the management and maintenance of the Council's housing stock, providing advice and assistance to those who are homeless and the maintenance of other non-housing, Council owned property. The Housing Service also works in liaison with other bodies to increase the amount of low cost housing and rented accommodation available to meet the district's needs.

Planning Management: responsible for the processing of planning applications, appeals and enforcement.

Strategic Planning: responsible for the delivery of the council's Local Plan and forward planning strategy.

To contact the director direct email

Assistant Director (Housing) Richard Botham 01962 848 421
Assistant Director (Economy & Communities) Eloise Appleby 01962 848 181
Assistant Director (Built Environment) Simon Finch 01962 848 271
Assistant Director (Policy and Planning Projects) Andy Hickman 01962 848 105
Head of Building Control Chris Griffith-Jones 01962 848 151
Head of Strategic Planning Steve Opacic 01962 848 101
Head of New Homes Delivery Andrew Palmer 01962 848 152