The Cabinet is headed by the Leader of the
Council. It consists of nine additional councillors who are
appointed by the Leader. The Cabinet
provides political leadership and direction across the whole range
of council services and considers all policy issues.
The Cabinet collectively makes decisions on
most council services within the budget and policy framework on
behalf of the Council and can make recommendations for change to
full Council. It meets monthly and its meetings (like those of
other council bodies) are held in public, except where confidential
information is to be discussed.
All Cabinet members work collectively with
other councillors to carry out their role, and seek advice from the
Council’s Advisory Groups on policy development. They also
receive reports from Overview and Scrutiny Committees on policy
reviews and performance management.
Each Cabinet Member has an area of special
interest – known as portfolios – which are allocated to
them by the Leader of the Council.
The portfolios are:
Adult Social Care
Children and Young People
Communities and Volunteering
Culture, Sport and Leisure
Environment and Transport
Health and Wellbeing