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. Its main responsibilities
include monitoring the council budget, making day-to-day decisions on resources
and forming partnerships with other organisations.
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 for
2017/18 is made up entirely of members of the