Committee details

Cabinet

Purpose of committee

 

The Cabinet is the part of the Council which is responsible for most day-to-day decisions. In particular, it proposes the policy framework and budget to the Council and then carries on the work of the Council within the approved framework and budget. The Cabinet is also the focus for community planning and leads the search for best value.

 

The Council has adopted the 'Leader and Cabinet' system.

 

The Cabinet is appointed by the Leader of the Executive. The Cabinet is normally drawn from the majority political party group on the Council.

 

The Leader of the Executive allocates specific roles and responsibilities to Members of the Cabinet. These roles and responsibilities are referred to as 'portfolios'.

 

Decisions of the Cabinet can be reached collectively (i.e. by all Cabinet Members) or individually (i.e. each individual Cabinet Member is given decision-making powers of their own).

 

Decisions of the Cabinet, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded and made publicly available.

 

The current Cabinet comprises six Members. There are five Cabinet Committees, These Committees make recommendations to the relevant Cabinet Member as to determining any matters within their remit. Each Committee is politically balanced.

 

Cllr David Turner is the Leader of the Executive and the Deputy Leader is Cllr John Knight.  

 

The Cabinet Portfolios are as follows:

 

Leader’s Portfolio – Cllr David Turner

 

Finance

Legal Services

Corporate Performance

Policy Partnerships

Major Projects

Asset Sales

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation

Strategic Car Parking

Committee & Election Services

Communications, Digital & IT Issues

Community Engagement

Public Health

Large Business

SMEs

Self Employed

Apprenticeships

Night Time Economy

Town Centre Initiative

Economic Development

Human Resources

 

 

Deputy Leader’s Portfolio – Environmental Services – Cllr John Knight

 

Community Safety

Environmental Health

Health & Safety

Refuse Collection

Recycling

Street Cleaning

Horticulture

Cemeteries

Public Conveniences

CNEA Enforcement

Parking (Operational)

DSO Services

 

 

Performance/Administration Portfolio – Cllr Derek Shelbrooke

 

Revenue & Benefits

Performance

Internal Audit

Risk

Procurement

Value for Money

Asset Management

 

 

Community Services Portfolio – Cllr Sandra Garside  

 

Sport Development

GCLL

The Woodville

Customer Services

Events

Community Cohesion

Tourism

Arts & Heritage

Young People

Town Twinning

Market

 

Housing – Cllr Harold Craske

 

Housing Services

Housing Maintenance

Housing Strategy & Development

Housing Provision

Private Sector Housing

Rented Sector Housing

Affordable Homes

 

 

 

 

 

Planning & Regeneration Portfolio – Cllr Julia Burgoyne

 

Environment Management

Local Plan

Strategic Regeneration

Conservation

Development Control

Building Control

 

 

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Committee Section.

Postal address:
Civic Centre
Windmill Street
Gravesend
Kent
DA12 1AU

Phone: 01474 33 72 46

Fax: 01474 33 79 47

Email: committee.section@gravesham.gov.uk

Web site: http://www.gravesham.gov.uk