Kidsgrove Town Deal Board member profiles

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Simon Tagg - Leader of the Council and portfolio holder for Corporate and Service Improvement, People and Partnerships

Board role



Health and Wellbeing (Chair)


Simon is Leader of Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and is the council’s representative on the Kidsgrove Town Deal Board.

As a borough councillor since 2003 and a Staffordshire county councillor since 2007, Simon has vast experience of working as a community champion for his ward, for the borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme and the county as a whole.

Supporting officers

Board members are supported by officers from Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council:

  • Simon McEneny - Executive Director - Community Development and Economic Growth
  • Brian Meredith – Project Manager – Town Deals
  • Hal Higgins - Project Manager - Town Deals
  • Trudi Barnard - Business Development Officer and Kidsgrove Lead
  • Elaine Burgess - Regeneration Manager and Newcastle Lead