Cabinet members

At the council's annual meeting on 12 June 2014 the council elected Cllr Chris Robbins to serve as leader of the council for a four-year term, until the annual meeting of the council following the next council elections in 2018.

Cllr Robbins reports to that meeting and each subsequent annual meeting on the appointment of councillors to serve on the cabinet.

Full details of all council committees (dates and memberships) are available as documents via the meetings, minutes, agendas and memberships page, or individually on the Modern.Gov pages of the website.

Cabinet members
Member

Responsibilities and portfolios

Chris Robbins

Cllr Chris Robbins

Leader

  • Strategy
  • Policy
  • Budget
  • Communications
  • Relationship with partners and government
  • Culture

Cllr Clyde Loakes

Cllr Clyde Loakes

Deputy Leader

  • Redefining Waltham Forest
  • Envirocrime and enforcement
  • Mini Holland programme
  • Neighbourhood services including street cleansing, refuse collection, waste and recycling
  • Traffic, parking and highways policy and management
  • Environmental health and trading standards
  • Parks and greenspaces
  • Climate change

Cllr Clare Coghill

Cllr Clare Coghill

 

Economic growth and high streets

  • Growth commission
  • High streets and town centre management
  • Economic development and inward investment
  • Employment
  • Relationship with business
  • Regeneration
  • Planning policy
  • Council property and capital strategy
  • Training, skills and adult education
  • Walthamstow Market
  • Procurement and commissioning
  • Revenues and benefits

Cllr Liaquat Ali

Cllr Liaquat Ali

Community safety and cohesion

  • Crime and disorder strategy
  • Anti-gangs strategy
  • Troubled families programme
  • Drug action team
  • Voluntary sector
  • Relationships with police and fire authorities
  • Community cohesion
  • Prevent strategy
  • Civil contingency planning
  • Community engagement
  • Equalities

Cllr Grace Williams

Cllr Grace Williams

 

Children and young people

  • Statutory functions under the Children Act
  • Education
  • Children and young people’s social services provision
  • Schools capital projects
  • Early years
  • Youth provision
  • Youth offending team
  • Children safeguarding
  • Child poverty

Cllr Khevyn Limbajee

Cllr Khevyn Limbajee

Housing

  • Housing strategy
  • Waltham Forest Housing
  • Registered social landlords
  • Private housing sector
  • Private sector licensing

Cllr Angie Bean

Cllr Angie Bean

Adult services

  • Statutory responsibility for adults services
  • Personalisation strategy
  • Families and adult services
  • Older people’s strategy
  • Supporting people

Cllr Ahsan Khan

Cllr Ahsan Khan

Health and wellbeing

  • Strategic relationship with local, regional and national health authorities
  • Health and wellbeing strategy
  • Public health
  • Chair of health and wellbeing board
  • Leisure centres and facilities
  • Sports development

Cllr Sharon Waldron

Cllr Sharon Waldron

Digital and Customer Services

  • Digital
  • ICT
  • Customer Services

 

Cllr Naheed Asghar
Cllr Naheed Asghar

Cabinet junior

Cllr Stuart Emmerson

Cabinet junior

 

The leader has determined that except where specifically provided for in the constitution, or a decision has been taken by himself, or by the cabinet to delegate a decision in a particular matter to a specified individual or body, the following general arrangements shall apply in respect of matters which, under the constitution, are defined as key decisions:

(a) Except where paragraph (b) below applies, all key decisions shall be taken collectively by cabinet;

(b) Where a key decision relates only to a matter within a single portfolio holder’s area of responsibility and/or has only a minimal impact on another executive portfolio in the view of the director of governance (or his/her representative), the decision may be taken by the relevant portfolio holder, subject to the director of governance being satisfied as to the following:

(i) That appropriate consultation has been undertaken on the matter concerned

(ii) That all relevant matters are set out in a report that is considered by the portfolio holder

(iii) A proper record is taken of the portfolio holder’s decision