New Worthing Borough Council cabinet unveiled

Released: Tuesday, 21 June 2022

The ruling group of Worthing Borough Council has confirmed its top team to transform the authority into a community-focused operation.

Council Leader Dr Beccy Cooper has appointed eight cabinet members - five of them women - to take the lead on a range of issues including citizen services, health and wellbeing and the climate emergency.

  • Cllr Carl Walker is Deputy Leader and has responsibility for children and young people, the Big Listening campaign and the cost of living emergency.
  • Cllr Emma Taylor is the Cabinet Member for Citizen Services, with a portfolio including housing, revenues and benefits.
  • Cllr Vicki Wells has taken on the Environment portfolio, which includes waste and recycling, water quality and parks.
  • Cllr Martin McCabe is the Cabinet Member for Regeneration.
  • Cllr Helen Silman the Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency.
  • Cllr John Turley the Cabinet Member for Resources.
  • Cllr Rosey Whorlow's Community Wellbeing portfolio includes community safety, equality and diversity alongside health and wellbeing.
  • Cllr Rita Garner is taking on the Culture & Leisure portfolio instead of the Deputy Mayor role. A new Deputy Mayor will be appointed to support Mayor of Worthing Henna Chowdhury.

Cllr Cooper said:

“I'm delighted to have been able to appoint such a talented group of people to develop our vision for how a Council should be run.

“Over the next 12 months we are going to bring genuine, positive change to Worthing, making a difference in the ways that residents most want to see.

“This is a cabinet of the community, for the community - and we are determined to ensure everyone's voices are heard and considered before decisions are made.”

To view the portfolios in detail see:


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