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Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members

Councillor Catherine Rose

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Leisure and Parks

Cllr Rose’s responsibilities include:

  • Neighbourhoods - working with residents to develop strategic plans to improve each neighbourhood as well as the council’s overarching strategy to transform the organisation to operate on a neighbourhood basis (working with the Cabinet Member for Communities, Democracy and Finance)
  • Leisure centres - management of the councils' leisure centres, swimming pools and gyms
  • Sport - management of the council’s multi-sport, athletics, football, tennis and cycling facilities; supporting and promoting grassroots sports; and the council’s relationship with local sports clubs
  • Culture - events and festivals; theatres, galleries, museums and performing arts; opening a Southwark LGBTQ+ cultural space; establishing a Latin American cultural space; and promoting Southwark as a centre for filmmaking
  • Libraries - council’s libraries, heritage and archives service
  • Parks and Play - parks, green spaces, playgrounds and adventure play
  • Biodiversity and trees - tree planting and maintenance; increasing biodiversity and nature;
  • Gardening - community gardening, food-growing and allotments, including on the councils' estates
  • Waterways - including moorings & marinas and flood defences
  • Cemeteries and crematorium services
  • The renewal of Peckham Library Square

Page last updated: 28 November 2023


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