June 21st, 2022

New Worthing Borough Council cabinet unveiled

The ruling group of Worthing Borough Council has confirmed its top team to transform the authority into a community-focused operation.

Council Leader Dr Beccy Cooper has appointed eight cabinet members - five of them women - to take the lead on a range of issues including citizen services, health and wellbeing and the climate emergency.
Cllr Carl Walker is Deputy Leader and has responsibility for children and young people, the Big Listening campaign and the cost of living emergency. 

Cllr Emma Taylor is the Cabinet Member for Citizen Services, with a portfolio including housing, revenues and benefits. Cllr Vicki Wells has taken on the Environment portfolio, which includes waste and recycling, water quality and parks.

Cllr Martin McCabe is the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Cllr Helen Silman the Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency and Cllr John Turley the Cabinet Member for Resources. Cllr Rosey Whorlow’s Community Wellbeing portfolio includes community safety, equality and diversity alongside health and wellbeing.

Cllr Rita Garner is taking on the Culture & Leisure portfolio instead of the Deputy Mayor role. A new Deputy Mayor will be appointed to support Mayor of Worthing Henna Chowdhury.

Cllr Cooper said: “I’m delighted to have been able to appoint such a talented group of people to develop our vision for how a Council should be run.

“Over the next 12 months we are going to bring genuine, positive change to Worthing, making a difference in the ways that residents most want to see.

“This is a cabinet of the community, for the community - and we are determined to ensure everyone’s voices are heard and considered before decisions are made.”

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