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About the Cabinet

Members of the Cabinet

Cabinet decisions

The Cabinet (also known as the Executive) is responsible for most of the day to day decisions affecting the running of the Council.

About the Cabinet

The Cabinet is responsible for strategic decisions and recommends proposals for approval by Full Council on the budget, Council Tax levels and the Council's policy framework. Members of the Cabinet are called Portfolio Holders and each has a specific area of responsibility. They make decisions on how our policies and services are delivered.

The portfolios are:

  • Finance including the council's finances, Council Tax, Housing Benefit, Insurance and Council Tax Support Scheme.
  • Environment and Wellbeing including Parks, Sports and Leisure, Fleet vehicles, Waste disposal and recycling, Cemeteries and crematorium, Health and wellbeing, Allotments and Street cleaning.
  • Housing including Tenants, Special Needs Housing, Housing Allocations Policy, Homelessness Strategy and the operation of mobile homes and caravan sites.
  • Corporate Services including Customer Services, Marketing, Human Rights, Electoral Services, Equality and Diversity, Council's IT Systems and internal and external audit.
  • Regeneration and Growth including Housing Strategy Development, Business Advice, Apprentices and Graduates, Culture and Tourism.
  • Safer Communities including Community Safety, CCTV, Licensing and Planning and Building Control matters.

Cabinet committees are held when they are required to conduct business. Members vote on recommendations within reports submitted on a meeting agenda.

Members of the Cabinet

The cabinet is made up of the Executive Mayor and between two and nine Councillors, who are appointed by the Mayor.

This year's Portfolio Holders are:

M Barton

Cllr Mick Barton

Deputy Mayor

07788 712446

R Sutcliffe

Cllr Roger Sutcliffe

Portfolio Holder for Finance

01623 405219

A Tristram

Cllr Andrew Tristram

Portfolio Holder for Environment and Wellbeing

07891 256205

Dave Saunders 2016

Cllr Dave Saunders

Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth

07968 294249

Cllr Bill Drewett

Cllr Bill Drewett

Portfolio Holder for Safer Communities

07976 437255


B Answer

Cllr Barry Answer

Portfolio Holder for Housing

07984 441810

S Rickersey

Cllr Stewart Rickersey

Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services

07937 026009

See member and committee information for the details of the Cabinet members.

Cabinet decisions

See meetings, agendas and minutes for decisions made by the Cabinet or executive delegated decisions.

Our Key decisions lists details of decisions which are due to be taken by the Cabinet.

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