Committee details

Cabinet

Purpose of committee

The Council has a single party Cabinet made up of ten councillors.  The Cabinet provides transparent and accountable political leadership. It also takes away a lot of the business detail involved in delivering the Council's corporate priorities. This frees up time for the majority of councillors to exercise their ward councillor role. It enables them to focus on how the Council delivers services on the ground.

 

The Cabinet works within the Council's agreed policy framework. It can set up sub-committees to consider specific issues in detail. All Cabinet members are accessible to other councillors and their individual and collective decisions may be subject to scrutiny.

 

Cabinet Membership:

 

  • Leader (Chair)
  • Deputy Leader

 

Plus eight additional cabinet members as follows:

           

  • Health and Social Care
  • Children’s Services
  • Finance and Procurement
  • Housing
  • Environment
  • Property and Assets
  • Community Safety and Cohesion
  • Public Health

 

Each Cabinet member has responsibility for the services within their portfolio.  Full details can be found here.

 

Responsibilities of the Cabinet

 

The role of the Cabinet is to:

 

  • Deliver services to the public
  • Give political direction and guidance to the officer executive
  • Improve the Council's performance
  • Create and sustain effective partnerships
  • Respond to issues raised by the Scrutiny Panels and other Council bodies.
  • Develop and consult on policy proposals
  • Propose the Council's Budget
  • Deliver the Community Plan

 

There are 3 Associate Cabinet members for the following areas:
Enfield North
Enfield South East
Enfield West

The ACM's role is to provide an overview and insight into spatial issues affecting local communities.  These councillors do not make Executive Decisions and have no voting rights.

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Jacqui Hurst Tel: 0208 379 4096. E-mail:  jacqui.hurst@enfield.gov.uk.