New Cabinet announced for Charnwood Borough Council

Published: Tue 23rd May, 2023

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The new Cabinet for Charnwood Borough Council has been announced.

Council Leader Jewel Miah confirmed the Cabinet after being elected on Monday evening (May 22).

Cllr Miah said: “I am delighted to announce my new Cabinet and I look forward to working with them and leading the Council forward.

“We have some very talented people with a wide range of professional experience who will bring a lot to the strategic direction to the Council. We are excited about the future for Charnwood.”

The Cabinet Lead Members and portfolios are:

  • Cllr Jewel Miah - Leader with responsibility for corporate strategy and oversight, strategic relationships, communications, corporate performance, emergency planning, equalities; and diversity and inclusion
  • Cllr Colin Hamilton - Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Public and Private Sector Housing with responsibility for repairs and investment; tenancy management; supported housing; rents and income management; leaseholders and Lifeline; refugee resettlement; housing options; allocations and lettings; housing needs; empty homes; HMO licensing; and training and development (Members and officers)
  • Cllr Ian Ashcroft – Lead Member for Finance, Customer & Support Services, Revenues and Benefits with responsibility for capital and revenue budgets and the Medium Term Financial Strategy; revenues and benefits services; audit and risk; democratic services; legal services, HR, electoral services; ICS and customer experience
  • Cllr Kanchan Jadeja – Lead Member for Planning with responsibility for development control; conservation and landscape; building control and Section 106 agreements
  • Cllr Louise Jones – Lead Member for Climate Action, Net Zero and Property and Assets with responsibility for climate action and net zero and property and assets
  • Cllr Jennifer Tillotson – Lead Member for Economic Development, Regeneration and Town Centres with responsibility for economic development strategy and policy; the enterprise zone; Loughborough Town Deal; UK Shared Prosperity Fund; markets and events; town centre management; public conveniences; and tourism and the visitor economy
  • Cllr Anne Gray Lead Member for Waste, Open Spaces and Leisure Facilities with responsibility for waste strategy and services; open spaces strategy; grounds maintenance and engineering; leisure centres; Loughborough Town Hall; and Charnwood Museum.
  • Cllr Elizabeth Blackshaw – Lead Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods with responsibility for community safety and neighbourhood development; community grants; safeguarding; CCTV; sport and active recreation; regulatory services; parking; environmental health; street management and licensing

The Council operates a Leader and Cabinet model which means most major decisions are made by the Cabinet. The new Cabinet’s first meeting is on Thursday, June 1.