New leadership team for Hounslow

Hounslow Council has announced its new leader and cabinet.

Councillor Steve Curran, ward member for Syon, has been confirmed as the new Leader of Hounslow Council for the next four years with Councillor Amrit Mann, Heston East ward, appointed as Deputy Leader.

Councillor Curran is also Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration and Cllr Mann is Environment Cabinet Member.

Speaking about priorities for the next four years, new Leader Councillor Steve Curran told the borough councillors, council staff and guests that his Cabinet would deliver “on time and on budget”.

He said: “Our priorities are to secure a further 3,000 affordable homes of which 400 will be new council homes.

“We will increase training and job opportunities for the borough’s young people and invest in education, empowering parents by providing a better choice of schools.

“Hounslow will be cleaner when we redesign the rubbish collection service and we will also ensure Hounslow is a place where people want to live, visit and do business in; when we deliver major regeneration schemes in Brentford and Hounslow town.”

The Cabinet also includes Councillor Sue Sampson who takes the Communities and Economic Development  portfolio. Councillor Bob Whately will Chair the Planning Committee with Councillor Dunne as Deputy.

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