The Cabinet is appointed and chaired by the Leader of the
Majority Group on the Council.
There are eight members of the Cabinet, including seven from
the Majority Party, each of whom is responsible for a portfolio of
service areas. There is also one member of the minority group,
represented by the Leader of the Minority Group who does not have a
responsibility for a service area.
Each Cabinet member with portfolio (Executive member) is
assisted by an Assistant Executive Member and up to two support
members, elected from the majority party, whose role is to offer
support and act as consultee to each Executive Member within their
particular area of responsibility.
The Cabinet is responsible for making decisions on all matters
except the regulatory functions of the Council, such as planning
and licensing matters. It has responsibility for all budget and
policy decisions within the framework set down by the Council. This
includes major organisational changes, preparation and monitoring
of budgets, service developments, target setting and performance
The Cabinet delegates some of its powers to individual
Executive Members within the Cabinet who have responsibility for a
particular area of the Council. Officers of the Council who are
responsible for day-to-day day decision making also have delegated
powers given to them from the Cabinet to take decisions.
The Cabinet meets in public every two weeks. It may also meet
in private. Key
decisions can only be taken by the Cabinet at its public
For a full list of the Cabinet and their respective roles
please click here.
Full details of the responsibilities of each cabinet member can be
found in Part 3 of the