The Cabinet, also
known as the Executive, is a group of Councillors who will take
most of the decisions about what the Council
does.It is made up
of six Councillors from the majority political group, chaired by
the Leader of the Council and meets on a regular basis,
providing leadership at a top level.
What does the Cabinet do?
Recommends the budget and key policy proposals to
the Full Council for agreement
Decides some policies and is responsible for
implementation of major plans and strategies
Publishes the monthly Forward
Planlisting key decisions) it will be
taking over the next four months. The Forward Plan will
include details of who will be consulted and when, so that anyone
with an interest can make representations or can attend the
Takes most of the key decisions within the budget
and policy framework agreed by Full Council
Sets up Cabinet Panels to deal with policy and
development in individual and specialised areas.
Decision List is published monthly.
All the Cabinet decisions are
taken in public apart from the exceptions, such as personnel
matters, commercially sensitive information or confidential legal
advice. The public are welcome to attend meetings of the
Officers are not able to put
decisions into practice until the ten-day 'call-in' period has
elapsed (except for those taken under emergency
The Cabinet is allowed to meet
in private, but cannot take decisions in private, nor are they
allowed to discuss a matter on which a decision is to be taken in
the next 28 days in private.