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Leader of the council and cabinet members

Councillor Stephanie Cryan

Cabinet Member for Homes, Communities and Finance

Cllr Cryan’s responsibilities include:

  • Community involvement - including empowering communities programme, ward forums; volunteering and consultations
  • Cost of living support - financial support; Council Tax Reduction Scheme; access to benefits, advice services and Community Support Alliance
  • Digital - digital inclusion and infrastructure (including broadband); and the council’s corporate IT and website
  • Voluntary, community and faith sector - including community hubs
  • Equalities - as they relate to women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and working with the Forum for Equalities and Human Rights
  • Funding for community projects and events - including the Neighbourhoods Fund, Cleaner Greener Safe Fund, Local Community Infrastructure Fund, Democracy Fund, Common Purpose Grants; Equalities Grants, Food And Fun Fund; Getting Involved Fund; Culture Together Grants; Positive Futures Fund, Cultural Celebrations Fund, Black History Month Grants and Windrush 75 Fund
  • Customer services - call centre, complaints and members’ enquires
  • Finance and governance – the council’s budget; financial and performance management; legal and constitutional services; procurement; income collection; pension fund; and civic matters
  • Workforce - the council’s workforce and internal relationship with staff trade unions
  • Facilities management - of the buildings within the council’s operational/civic estate
  • Property - including decisions relating to the council’s acquisitions and disposal of properties  
  • Registrar's and coroners' services 
  • Electoral services - electoral registration and postal vote uptake
  • Management of the council’s homes - including council homes, sheltered and extra care homes, council owned temporary accommodation, high needs hostels and homes and sites for Gypsy, Roma and traveller communities
  • Residents involvement and services - including services and advice for council tenants, leaseholders and freeholders and support for Tenants and Resident Associations and Tenant Management Organisations
  • Housing maintenance - including repairs and major works; heat networks; communal repairs; gas and electrical safety and refurbishment of voids
  • Fire safety - ensuring council homes meet fire safety standards and leading the council’s work on fire safety, cladding and remediation for private sector and housing association residential buildings
  • Tenants and residents' halls - including their maintenance, ongoing improvement and ensuring they are the best possible facilities for residents of our estates and broader community

Page last updated: 20 July 2023


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