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 seven Members.

 

There are six 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 Lee Croxton.  

 

The Cabinet Portfolios are as follows:-

 

Leader’s Portfolio – Cllr John Burden

 

Finance

Legal Services

Communications

Digital

IT Services

Property Services

Human Resources

Car Parking

Customer Services

Emergency Planning

Special Projects

 

Deputy Leader’s Portfolio – Operational Services– Cllr Lee Croxton

 

Waste & Horticulture

Street Cleaning

Cemeteries

Environmental health

Health & Safety

Licensing

 

 

 

Community & Leisure Portfolio – Cllr Shane Mochrie-Cox

 

Sport Development

GCLL

The Woodville

Community Engagement

Gr@nd

Arts, Heritage * Tourism

Market

Community Safety

Town Twinning

 

Strategic Environment Portfolio – Cllr Brian Sangha

 

Development Management

Building Control

Environmental Management

Conservation

Planning Policy

Economic Development

 

Housing Services Portfolio – Cllr Jenny Wallace

 

Social Housing

Repairs

Housing Strategy & Development

Housing Provision

Private Sector Housing

Rented Sector Housing

Affordable Homes

 

Performance & Administration Portfolio – Cllr Narinder Singh Thandi

 

Revenue & Benefits

Corporate Performance

Counter Fraud & Audit

Corporate Change

Information Governance

Corporate Governance

 

Commercial Services Portfolio – Cllr Lenny Rolles

 

Commercial Activities

Property Investment

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