The Cabinet is made
up of the Leader of the Council and up to nine Cabinet Members
(incl. the Deputy Leader).
The Leader of the
Council is elected by the Council who then selects their Cabinet
Members for appointment by Council. Each Cabinet Member has
responsibility for a specific portfolio of the Council's services
and policies, which is assigned by the Leader.
The Cabinet is the main decision making body of the Council and is
responsible for implementing the budgetary and policy framework of
the Council. Some key matters, such as setting the budget and
council tax annually, remain a matter for the Council to
Cabinet meetings are held usually on a monthly basis (excluding
August) and are chaired by the Leader. Meetings are open to the
public except when personal or confidential matters are being
Decisions are taken collectively by the Cabinet at the meeting,
which are then published in a decision register following the
meeting. Copies of the agendas, reports, decision registers and
minutes of Cabinet meetings can be found on the Council’s
Future reports to be considered at Cabinet meetings are scheduled
in the Cabinet’s Forward Plan.