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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 Baroness Scott of Bybrook OBE

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Communications, Communities, Leisure & Libraries (and interim Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Public Protection) Cllr John Thomson

Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Sport - Cllr Jerry Kunkler

Portfolio Holder for Communities and Area Boards - Cllr Chris Williams

Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care Transformation - Cllr Simon Jacobs

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

Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills - Cllr Laura Mayes

Portfolio Holder for Education and Skills - Cllr Philip Whalley

Portfolio Holder for SEND and Safeguarding - Cllr Jane Davies

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

Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, Housing, Heritage, Arts and Tourism - Cllr Richard Clewer

Portfolio Holder for Heritage, Arts and Tourism - Cllr Richard Gamble

Portfolio Holder for Housing and Electoral Review - Cllr Ashley O'Neill

Portfolio Holder for Strategic Highways, AONB, ESIF, Canals and MCI - Cllr Fleur de Rhé-Philipe

Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement, IT and Operational Assets - Cllr Philip Whitehead

Portfolio Holder for IT and Digitalisation - Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling

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

Portfolio Holder for Transport - Cllr Horace Prickett

Portfolio Holder for Streetscene - Cllr Atiqul Hoque

Portfolio Holder for Waste - Cllr Robert Yuill

Portfolio Holder for Flooding - Cllr Jonathon Seed

Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Salisbury Recovery- Cllr Pauline Church

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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