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.
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
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
The current Cabinet
comprises six Members.
There are five Cabinet
Committees. Each Committee will make recommendations to
the relevant Cabinet Member as to determining
any matters within their remit.
Cllr John Burden is the
Leader of the Executive and the Deputy Leader is Cllr Shane
The Cabinet Portfolios are
Leader - Councillor John Burden
Strategic Environment Portfolio - Councillor Shane Mochrie-Cox
Operational Services Portfolio - Councillor Emma
Housing Services Portfolio - Councillor Jenny Wallace
Housing Strategy &
Community & Leisure Portfolio - Councillor Lauren
Arts, Heritage and
Performance and Administration Portfolio - Councillor
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