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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 Richard Clewer

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

Portfolio Holder for Arts, Heritage and Tourism – Cllr Nabil Najjar

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 - Cllr Dominic Muns

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

Portfolio Holder for Contracts, Procurement, and Commissioning - Cllr Rich Rogers

Cabinet Member for Transport, Street Scene and Flooding - Cllr Caroline Thomas

Portfolio Holder for Flooding - Cllr Nic Puntis

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, Strategic Assets, Asset Transfer - Cllr Phil Alford

Portfolio Holder for Housing - Cllr Robert Yuill

Cabinet Member for Public Health, Leisure, Libraries, FM, and Operational Assets - Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling

Cabinet Member for Governance, IT, Broadband, Licensing, Staffing, Communities and Area Boards - Cllr Ashley O'Neill

Portfolio Holder for Area Boards - Cllr Allison Bucknell

Portfolio Holder for IT - Cllr Sven Hocking

Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change - Cllr Nick Holder

Portfolio Holder for Climate Change - Cllr Tamara Reay

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




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