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Information about Cabinet

At Epping Forest District Council, the Leader of Council leads the council with the support of the Cabinet, appointed by the Leader to manage a portfolio of services.


The Cabinet (also known as the Executive) is made up of 9 councillors. It makes many of the decisions relating to how Epping Forest District Council is run, working within it’s financial and policy guidelines.


The Cabinet is the Council’s main decision-making body and is responsible for strategic policy-making and budget setting. Routine decisions are taken by individual Cabinet Members acting under their delegated powers, rather than at Cabinet meetings.



Portfolio Holder 2020/2021


Councillor Chris Whitbread

Deputy Leader & Planning & Sustainability

Councillor Nigel Bedford

Customer & Partnerships

Councillor Sam Kane

Community & Regulatory Services

Councillor Aniket Patel

Environmental & Technical Services

Councillor Nigel Avey

Finance, Qualis Client & Economic Development

Councillor John Philip

Housing Services

Councillor Holly Whitbread

Corporate Services

Councillor Darshan Sunger

Programmes & Projects (Cabinet Member without Portfolio)

Councillor Les Burrows


More information on the responsibilities of the Cabinet can be found in the council’s constitution under Portfolio Holder Responsibilities.