Councillor Jonathan Simpson (Lab). The role is:
Leading on protecting and enhancing Camden’s culture & creativity, volunteering and neighbourhood empowerment; promoting health & wellbeing through sport & culture; special responsibility for Camden and the impact of Brexit (including culture, arts, libraries, leisure and sport; harnessing cultural assets, VCS, outcomes-led community work & Brexit).
To take responsibility for delivery of the aspects of Our Camden Plan that relate to the portfolio functions outlined below and in particular the following:
- working with our partners in the voluntary sector to build a resilient and independent sector, and support social action
- increasing access to Camden’s cultural and heritage assets, and widening the opportunity for all to contribute to and enrich the borough’s cultural life
- ensuring that Camden's residents, businesses and communities are represented in the national Brexit debate.
To lead on promoting and celebrating the arts and culture of Camden, and to lead on protecting and enhancing Camden’s culture and creativity.
To lead on volunteering and neighbourhood empowerment.
To lead on promoting health & wellbeing through sport & culture.
To be responsible for the health and safety issues that fall within the remit of this portfolio.
To have responsibility for all functions within the remit of the Cabinet which relate to the culture function. This includes, but not exclusively, executive matters dealt with by the relevant parts of the Supporting Communities and Corporate Services Directorates but may also include other matters from time to time. In particular, it includes responsibility for libraries, registration services, arts and tourism. To lead on the borough’s sport and physical activity and, through this, to support outcomes around health inequality and life expectancy.
To have lead responsibility within Camden for Olympics heritage issues.
To be responsible for the strategic relationship with voluntary and community sector organisations in Camden.
To take, with the Leader of the Council, the lead in seeking to protect Camden Residents (including resident EU nationals) businesses and other organisations against the negative consequences of the UK’s exit from the EU, including special responsibility for Camden and the impact of Brexit (including culture, arts, libraries, leisure and sport; harnessing cultural assets, VCS, outcomes led community work & Brexit).
To be responsible for the aspects of the council’s response to HS2 and Euston Station that fall within these portfolio responsibilities.