Committee details


Purpose of committee

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 7 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

Councillor Nigel Bedford

Customer & Corporate Support Services

Councillor Sam Kane

Commercial & Regulatory Services

Councillor Aniket Patel

Environmental & Technical Services

Councillor Nigel Avey

Finance & Economic Development

Councillor John Philip

Housing & Community

Councillor Holly Whitbread

Planning & Sustainability

Councillor Nigel Bedford


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


Contact information

Support officer: A. Hendry (Democratic Services). Tel: (01992) 564246 Email:

Postal address:
Civic Offices
High Street
CM16 4BZ

Phone: 01992 564470

Fax: 01992 564488