Councillor Anna Wright (Lab). The role is:
Leading on volunteering and neighbourhood empowerment including supporting the participation of all citizens in community life and decision-making; promoting health and wellbeing through sport and leisure; special responsibility for the voluntary and community sector (VCS), outcomes-led community work and supporting children and parents in our communities through our early years' services.
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; and
- Ensuring that children are supported to have the best start in life through our early years' services, working closely with the Cabinet Member for Best Start for Children and Families.
To lead on volunteering and neighbourhood empowerment. To lead and have oversight of the Council's work to deliver services with our communities and in neighbourhood settings, focusing on bringing together collaborative partnerships of citizens, the public sector, businesses and third sector groups. This includes working with the Cabinet Member for Investing in Communities, Culture and an Inclusive Economy to increase active participation in arts and culture, leading on the use of the Council’s buildings, working with other Cabinet Members to make the most of collaborative opportunities between the public sector, businesses and community groups putting communities and citizens at the heart of their work.
To lead on promoting health and wellbeing through sport and 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 libraries and leisure. 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 be responsible for the aspects of the council’s response to HS2 and Euston Station that fall within these portfolio responsibilities.