The Cabinet is a group of Councillors who take
most of the decisions about what the Council does.
The Cabinet was created in October 2001 as a
result of the Local Government Act 2000.
It is made up of eight Councillors from the
majority political group – currently Conservative –
plus the Leader of the Council who is the Chairman of the Cabinet.
Each Cabinet member (including the Leader) has their own remit.
What does the
- Recommends the budget and key policy
proposals to Full Council for agreement
- Decides some policies and is
responsible for implementing major plans and strategies
- Publishes a monthly Schedule of
Decisions listing key decisions
- Takes most of the key decisions
within the budget and policy framework agreed by Full Council
Is the Cabinet open
to the public?
All Cabinet decisions are taken in public
apart from exceptions for things like personnel matters, or issues
that might include commercially sensitive information or
confidential legal advice. You are welcome to attend meetings of