Cabinet

Councillor Susan Brown

Councillor Susan Brown

Leader, and Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Partnerships

Find out about Councillor Susan Brown including how to contact her

Responsibilities:

  • Leader of the Council
  • Council nominee on partnership bodies including the Oxfordshire Growth Board, Oxford Strategic Partnership, Oxford Local Economic Partnership, Fast Growth Cities and the Ox-Cam Arc
  • Leads on Economic Development issues supporting clean growth and promoting an Oxford Living Wage
  • Leads on democratic services, includes chairing the Advisory Board on Citizens’ Assembly
Councillor Smith

Councillor Linda Smith

Deputy Leader (Statutory), and Cabinet Member for Leisure and Housing

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Responsibilities:

  • Works with partners in the voluntary, charitable, public and private sector to bring funding and joint working to house homeless people in Oxford
  • Improves the private rented sector in Oxford through  working with landlords and tenants and through regulation
  • Oversees the City’s leisure provision through monitoring of the City Council’s contract with Fusion Lifestyle to manage Oxford’s leisure centres, pools and ice rink
  • Deputises for the Leader as required

Councillor Ed Turner

Councillor Ed Turner

Deputy Leader, and Cabinet Member for Finance and Asset Management

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Responsibilities:

  • Oversees Oxford City Council’s finances and investments, ensuring a balanced budget that delivers the council’s priorities
  • Oversees the council’s investment and management of land and property
  • Responsible for the delivery of the council’s capital programme of investment and maintenance of the council’s assets
  • Deputises for the Leader as required

Councillor Nigel Chapman

Councillor Nigel Chapman

Cabinet Member for Safer Communities and Customer Focused Services

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Responsibilities:

  • Works with TVP and others to promote safe communities and neighbourhoods
  • Ensures the efficient and effective delivery of council services to residents and businesses by improving services according to customer feedback
  • Oversees the continued success of the wholly-owned Oxford Direct Services Ltd as a means of income generation to invest in council services
  • Ensures that the council’s own services are on a trajectory to meet our ambitions for a zero carbon Oxford by 2030

Councillor Mary Clarkson

Councillor Mary Clarkson

Cabinet Member for Culture and City Centre

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Responsibilities:

  • Ensures Oxford’s cultural offer is as varied as possible and inclusive to all of our citizens
  • Ensures a vibrant city centre, attractive to all residents and visitors
  • Works with partners (Experience Oxfordshire, local businesses and others) to promote sustainable tourism
  • Continues to promote the Covered Market as a retail destination for local residents and visitors

 

Councillor Christine Simm

Councillor Tom Hayes

Cabinet Member for Zero Carbon Oxford

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Responsibilities:

  • Works with partners (bus companies, taxis, Oxfordshire County Council) to deliver the Zero Emission Zone as part of our work towards Zero Carbon Oxford
  • Promotes zero emission transport and the necessary infrastructure
  • Oversees changes in the council’s own practice to support achieving Zero Carbon for Oxford City Council by 2030
  • Delivers the outcomes of the Citizens Assembly on Climate Change

Councillor Alex Hollingsworth

Councillor Alex Hollingsworth

Cabinet Member for Planning and Sustainable Transport

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Responsibilities:

  • Delivers a Local Plan to meet aspirations around delivering more housing and sustainable development
  • Delivers housing against our housing delivery test
  • Works with partners (e.g. Oxfordshire County Council, bus companies, taxi companies and Network Rail) to deliver sustainable transport in Oxford in line with our zero carbon agenda
  • Works with road and rail partners on infrastructure delivery

Councillor Mike Rowley

Councillor Mike Rowley

Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing

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Responsibilities:

  • Improving tenant involvement in the running of council housing
  • Ensuring the delivery of genuinely affordable homes to meet Oxford’s unmet need
  • Overseeing the development of Oxford City Housing Ltd as a means to building better homes in Oxford
  • Overseeing the management and policies associated with running our council owned housing

Councillor Marie Tidball

Councillor Marie Tidball

Cabinet Member for Supporting Local Communities

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Responsibilities:

  • Championing community cohesion and celebrating diversity
  • Supporting social and financial inclusion
  • Working with neighbourhoods on the provision of community meeting spaces
  • Tackling loneliness and isolation

Councillor Louise Upton

Councillor Louise Upton

Cabinet Member for Healthy Oxford

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Responsibilities:

  • Creating health neighbourhoods through supporting greater participation in sports and active leisure pursuits, particularly in the council’s parks and open spaces
  • Council’s nominee on Oxfordshire Health and Wellbeing Board
  • Championing cycling as a mode of transport and leisure pursuit
  • Promoting public health including improved air quality and planning of active communities