The Cabinet

General information

The Cabinet is made up of the Leader of the Council and other senior councillors (Cabinet members).

The Cabinet provides political leadership and strategic direction for the council, both within individual portfolio responsibilities and as part of their corporate responsibilities.

They take an active approach to ensuring that decisions made by the council are informed both politically and administratively and the council's executive decisions are collective and made by the cabinet.

Cabinet members are each democratically accountable to the public and are the public face of the council. As such they act as ambassadors for the council's work in improving Brent.

The Cabinet

 

Cllr Muhammed Butt- Leader of the Council

  • WLA/WLEPBversight of all major policy
  • London Councils
  • Mayoralty / GLA
  • LGA
  • Community Engagement
  • Communications
  • Executive and Member Services

Cllr Margaret McLennan - Deputy Leader of the Council

  • Finance 
  • HR
  • Property 
  • IT / Digital 
  • Legal
  • Performances
  • Equalities
  • Procurement

Cllr Shama Tatler - Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways, Planning

  • Estate Regeneration / Renewal (shared with Housing)
  • Planning
  • Building Control
  • Transport Planning 
  • Land Charges 
  • Capital Projects
  • Enterprise, including Town Centre Managers
  • Highways
  • CIL Allocations

Cllr Harbi Farah - Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

  • Adult Social Care (ASC)
  • Chair of Health and Wellbeing board
  • Relationships with CCG and Hospitals

Cllr Krupesh Hirani - Cabinet Member for Public Health, Culture & Leisure

  • Borough of Culture
  • Public Health
  • Establishment of Cultural Trust
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Libraries
  • Heritage Service
  • Voluntary Sector Liaison & Development

Cllr Mili Patel - Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care

  • Safeguarding & LAC / YOT.
  • Social Work Teams
  • Early Help & Children’s Centres
  • Youth Service & Connexions
  • Troubled Families
  • Safeguarding in Schools
  • Corporate Parenting
  • SEND Pupil Referral Units
  • Alternative Education

Cllr Eleanor Southwood - Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare reform

  • All Housing & Homelessness Services
  • St Raphael’s Estate Development – in conjunction with lead member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning
  • Liaison with Registered Housing Providers
  • Customer Services (including most benefits & welfare reform services)
  • Housing Strategy
  • Food Banks
  • Community Hubs

Cllr Krupa Sheth - Cabinet Member for Environment

  • Waste Collection
  • Environmental Management including area managers
  • Street Cleaning
  • Recycling
  • West London Waste Authority
  • 2023 Veolia / Conways / SERCO / Bouygues Street Lighting contracts
  • Euro 2020 Preparations
  • Air Quality
  • Parking, Street Lighting & Trees
  • Parks, Cemeteries
  • Environmental Health, Pest Control, Funeral Services
  • Mortuary

Cllr Amer Agha – Cabinet Member for Schools, Employment & Skills 

  • DSG
  • School Forum
  • School improvement
  • Youth Parliament Link
  • School Place planning
  • Admissions
  • Employment (Brent Start etc.)
  • Link to FE College
  • Skills
  • Business Apprenticeships

Cllr Tom Miller – Cabinet Member for Community Safety

  • Community Safety
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Food Safety
  • Trading Standards
  • Nuisance Control
  • Liaison with Police
  • Partnerships Tasking Team
  • Prevent
  • Citizenship & Registration
  • Community Cohesion

Opposition

Brent Conservative Group

Group Leader: Cllr Reg Colwill