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 Richard Clewer

Including Military-Civilian Integration, Health and Wellbeing, Economic Development, Heritage, Arts, and Tourism

Portfolio Holder for Arts, Heritage and Tourism – Cllr Sven Hocking

Portfolio Holder for Communications – Cllr ZoĆ« Clewer

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Skills - Cllr Laura Mayes

Portfolio Holder for Safeguarding - Cllr Peter Hutton

Portfolio Holder for Education and Skills - Cllr Nabil Najjar

Cabinet Member for Finance, Development Management, and Strategic Planning - Cllr Nick Botterill

Cabinet Member for Transport and Assets - Cllr Tamara Reay

Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, SEND and Inclusion - Cllr Jane Davies

Portfolio Holder for SEND - Cllr Suzanne Wickham

Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care Transformation - Cllr Elizabeth Threlfall

Cabinet Member for Housing - Cllr Phil Alford

Portfolio Holder for Housing - Cllr Robert Yuill

Cabinet Member for Public Health, Communities, Leisure and Libraries - Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling

Portfolio Holder for Area Boards - Cllr Allison Bucknell

Cabinet Member for Governance, IT, Broadband, Digital, and Staffing - Cllr Ashley O'Neill

Cabinet Member for Highways, Street Scene, and Flooding - Cllr Nick Holder

Portfolio Holder for Flooding - Cllr Nic Puntis

Portfolio Holder for Highways - Cllr Rich Rogers

Cabinet Member for Waste and Environment - Cllr Dominic Muns

Portfolio Holder for Waste – Cllr Bill Parks

Chairmen of the Operational Flood Working Groups: Nic Puntis (North), Andrew Davis (South)

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