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, These Committees make recommendations to the relevant Cabinet Member as to determining any matters within their remit. Each Committee is politically balanced.
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
Deputy Leader’s Portfolio – Operational Services– Cllr Lee Croxton
Waste & Horticulture
Health & Safety
Community & Leisure Portfolio – Cllr Shane Mochrie-Cox
Arts, Heritage * Tourism
Strategic Environment Portfolio – Cllr Brian Sangha
Housing Services Portfolio – Cllr Jenny Wallace
Housing Strategy & Development
Private Sector Housing
Rented Sector Housing
Performance & Administration Portfolio – Cllr Naranderjit Thandi
Revenue & Benefits
Counter Fraud & Audit
Commercial Portfolio – Cllr Lenny Rolles
- Cllr John Burden
- Cllr Lee Croxton
- Cllr Shane Mochrie-Cox
- Cllr Lenny Rolles
- Cllr Brian Sangha
- Cllr Narinder Singh Thandi
- Cllr Jenny Wallace
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