The Cabinet makes key decisions and recommendations to the
Council on how services are provided for local people.
The Cabinet is made up of seven councillors, including the Leader
and Deputy Leader(s). Its main responsibilities include monitoring the Council
budget, making day-to-day decisions on resources and forming partnerships with
The Cabinet has collective responsibility for any decisions
made. Individual members of the Cabinet have responsibility for specific groups
of services, known as portfolios
which reflect the Council's strategic objectives. Sometimes, there is joint responsibility
between councillors and officers for decisions.
Other councillors can attend on an issue-by-issue basis but
substitutes or co-opted members are not allowed. The Cabinet reflects the
political leadership of the Council, so the Cabinet is currently made up
entirely of members of the Conservative group.