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This page lists the meetings for Cabinet.


Information about Cabinet

Since 2001 the council has operated under an Executive and Leader system.

The Cabinet, formally known as the Executive, is the part of the council which is responsible for most day-to-day decisions. The Cabinet is made up of the Council Leader and nine Cabinet Members. These are known as Portfolio Holders and they are each responsible for specific service areas.


The Cabinet is responsible for;


·         any Cabinet (executive) functions which involve a recommendation to the Council including budget and policy proposals.


·         making key decisions on any matter determined in the Schedule of Key Decisions and included in the budget.


The Cabinet also receives and responds to reports to the Cabinet (Executive) from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the Monitoring Officer and the Chief Finance (Section 151) Officer; and recommendations from Council.


General responsibilities


The general responsibilities of all Cabinet Members include:

  • To identify and encourage public participation and consultation ensuring effective communication of council policies and strategies (as contained in the Corporate Plan and other plans) to all members of the council, staff, residents of the borough, partners and stakeholders
  • To promote the objectives of the council as contained in the Corporate Plan
  • To encourage external organisations to work in partnership with the council
  • To develop new policies consistent with the overall strategic approach of the council
  • To encourage an inclusive approach to the development of new or revised policies ensuring that other sections of the council's structure and individual members are able to contribute
  • To establish targets and monitor performance in relation to the council's policies and strategies
  • To speak on behalf of the council
  • To represent the council on relevant external bodies to which they are appointed by the council or Selection and Constitutional Review Committee
  • To request or commission research or other studies on matters of policy or service provision whether external or via other parts of the council's political management structure
  • To refer to the Cabinet any matters with corporate implications
  • To prepare responses to consultation papers issued by the government and other organisations in relation to those functions within the purview of the Cabinet
  • To give guidance on budget priorities
  • To develop proposals for the effective use of land and property in partnership with other stakeholders where appropriate
  • To receive representations from councillors acting in their capacity as Ward Members in relation to the provision of services to residents within their area