Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members

Councillor Portia Mwangangye

Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks & Young People

Cllr Mwangangye’s responsibilities include:

  • 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
  • Increasing the voice and influence of young people through the Southwark Youth Parliament
  • Young people - Commissioned youth services and Southwark Young Advisors
  • Culture - events and festivals; theatres, galleries, museums and performing arts; and promoting Southwark as a centre for filmmaking
  • Key local funds including Culture Together Grants; Positive Futures Fund, Cultural Celebrations Fund
  • Libraries - council’s libraries, heritage and archives service
  • Parks and Play - parks, green spaces, adventure play, playgrounds, including on the council’s estates
  • Biodiversity and trees - tree planting and maintenance; increasing biodiversity and nature;
  • Gardening - community gardening, food-growing and allotments, including on the councils' estates
  • Moorings & marinas
  • Cemeteries and crematorium services

Page last updated: 29 May 2024


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