Wandsworth name new cabinet

Wandsworth Council leader Ravi Govindia has set out his new cabinet team following the borough election.

Cllr Govindia has reappointed  Jonathan Cook as deputy leader, with Guy Senior retains responsibility for finance and corporate resources,  and Paul Ellis remains in charge of the housing portfolio.

The total number of portfolio holding cabinet posts has been reduced from nine to seven as part of the council’s efforts to streamline decision making and reduce costs.

Cllr Govindia said: “Over the next four years we will focus on the things that really matter to local people – jobs, affordable housing and investing in great schools where our children can flourish. We will also keep our promise to maintain a low council tax so every household has more money to spend on the things they need.

“These are exciting times for the Brighter Borough. The incredible potential of Nine Elms and Wandsworth Town is now being realised and we have launched new services, like our Work Match recruitment team, to ensure local people share in this vital growth.  Transport, including bringing the Tube to Battersea, will remain a priority.

“We will also work with local people to regenerate the Winstanley and York Road estates in Battersea and the Alton in Roehampton. We are also focusing a package of health, employment and youth mentoring services on these communities to help them prosper and reach their full potential.”

This entry was posted in Wandsworth. Bookmark the permalink.