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The Cabinet is the Council’s principal decision-making body. It comprises the Leader of the Council and up to nine Cabinet Members. The Leader is appointed for a four year term by Full Council, and then selects their Cabinet Members. Each Cabinet Member has responsibility for a defined service area or 'portfolio', which is set by the Leader. Collectively the Cabinet has responsibility for taking the day to day decisions within the Council. Cabinet Members may be assisted by other councllors in specific areas, referred to as 'portfolio holders', but those individuals do not have any decision making authority

Cabinet Members

Leader of the Council Cllr Philip Whitehead

Including Economic Development, Military-Civilian Integration, and Communications

Portfolio Holder for Communications, Military-Civilian Integration, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, European Structural Investment Fund and Canals - Cllr Chris Williams

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Heritage, Arts, Tourism, Housing and Communities Cllr Richard Clewer

Portfolio Holder for Communities, Arts, Heritage and Tourism - Cllr Allison Bucknell

Portfolio Holder for Climate Change - Cllr Ashley O'Neill

Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement and Commercial Investment Cllr Pauline Church

Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills Cllr Laura Mayes

Portfolio Holder for Education and SEND - Cllr Jane Davies

Portfolio Holder for Children's Safeguarding - Cllr Peter Hutton

Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Public Protection Cllr Simon Jacobs

Portfolio Holder for Whole Life Pathway - Cllr Phil Alford

Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Public Health and Public Protection - Cllr Ben Anderson

Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning, Development Management and Investment - Cllr Toby Sturgis

Cabinet Member for IT, Digitalisation, Operational Assets, Leisure and Libraries - Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling

Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Sport - Cllr Jerry Kunkler

Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Waste - Cllr Bridget Wayman

Portfolio Holder for Highways Streetscene - Cllr Sven Hocking

Portfolio Holder for Waste - Cllr Robert Yuill

Flooding (Chairs - Flood Working Groups) - Cllr Toby Sturgis (North), Cllr Mike Hewitt (Southern), Cllr Derek Brown (Salisbury)

Cabinet meetings

Cabinet meetings are open to the public, unless exempt or confidential information is being considered. The Cabinet usually meet every month.

For details of the Cabinet meeting dates and agendas, please follow this link

Cabinet Members may also make delegated decisions in relation to their portfolio. A record of any decisions made can be found at this link




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