Communities Cabinet Portfolio

Last updated: 12 August 2022


Portfolio Holder: Councillor Steve Bowles

Deputy Portfolio Holders: Councillor Arif Hussain

As well as Communities, the Cabinet Portfolio spans the directorates:

  • Deputy Chief Executive
  • Resources
  • Health and Wellbeing

Functions of the portfolio

The functions of the portfolio include:

  • 16 Community Boards
  • partner engagement, including Town and Parish Council and voluntary and community sector engagement.
  • Devolution
  • Assets of Community Value
  • Community Engagement and Development
  • Community Support (support for vulnerable families through the Helping Hand service)
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • Equalities and Inclusion
  • Community Safety