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Directorate for Communities and Environment - Simon Walters

Simon Walters Directorate for Communities and Environment

The Directorate of Communities and Environment covers a wide range of services from maintaining parks, open spaces and allotments, to regulatory services including planning, food safety, licensing and environmental protection.

This directorate also covers more community-based activities like sport and leisure and events.

In addition to this, one of the directorate’s biggest services is refuse collection and recycling, as well as looking after the city’s car parks. Other vital services include CCTV and public protection.


  • Planning
  • Building control
  • Heritage
  • CCTV
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Cleansing
  • Grounds maintenance  
  • Bins and waste
  • Public conveniences
  • Car parks
  • Bus station  
  • Environmental protection
  • Pollution control
  • Food health and safety
  • Licensing  
  • Private sector housing
  • Community centres
  • Sport and leisure
  • Crematorium and cemeteries 
  • Events
  • Culture and tourism