Committee details


Purpose of committee

The Cabinet is the part of the Council which is responsible for most day-to-day decisions.

Cabinet consists of the Leader of the Council and eight Councillors appointed by the Leader.


When major decisions are to be discussed or made, these are published in the Cabinet's Forward Plan in so far as they can be anticipated. If these decisions are to be discussed with council officers at a meeting of the Cabinet, this will generally be open for the public to attend except where personal or confidential matters are being discussed.

The Cabinet has to make decisions which are in line with the Council's overall policies and budget. If it wishes to make a decision which is outside the Budget or Policy Framework, this must be referred to the Council as a whole to decide.

There are circumstances in which Cabinet Members may make individual executive decisions and these are set out in an advice note to members, together with the procedure to be followed.


Contact information

Support officer: Harry Mayo, Democracy Officer.

Phone: 01242 264211