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The Cabinet

The Cabinet is the main decision making group, responsible for implementing the council's policies and budget.

The Cabinet takes decisions collectively, however, Portfolio Holders do have individual delegated powers for certain things.

Meetings normally take place approximately every 8 weeks, depending on business requirements.  The Cabinet is made up of the following members:

The Leader - Councillor Sybil Ralphs MBE

Responsible for:

  • Corporate Plan
  • Financial Strategy
  • Emergency Planning
  • Council's Constitution
  • Council Tax Collection
  • Human Resources
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Legal Services
  • Civic & Democratic Services
  • Regeneration
  • Arts and Culture

 

Leisure and Sports - Councillor Mark Deaville (Deputy Leader)

Responsible for:

  • Promotion of culture, inc. children's play, sport & physical exercise
  • Parks, open spaces, countryside and water.
  • Playing Fields
  • Country Parks
  • Leisure Centres

 

Communities - Councillor Mike Bowen

Responsible for:

  • Licensing
  • Community Safety
  • Tourism
  • Partnerships
  • Public Consultation
  • Public Health
  • Housing
  • Community Engagement

 

Customer Services - Councillor Tony Hall

Responsible for:

  • Access to Council Services
  • Customer Care Standards
  • One Stop Shops
  • Contact Centre
  • ICT Strategy
  • Data Protection
  • Equalities and Diversity
  • Procurement
  • Democratic Engagement

 

Climate Change - Councillor Joe Porter

Responsible for:

  • Air quality
  • Advice on rural management and conservation of the countryside
  • Assisting local businesses and employers in maintaining sustainable communities
  • Energy conservation in respect of Council property and vehicles
  • Environment management systems
  • Media and public relations

 

Environment - Councillor Sav Scalise

Responsible for:

  • Waste Collection & Recycling
    Council vehicle fleet
  • Streetcare
  • Environmental Health
  • Land Charges

 

Planning, Development and Property - Councillor Edwin Wain

Responsible for:

  • Core Strategy
  • Conservation Areas
  • Archaeology, Listed Buildings and Historic Buildings
  • Development Control
  • Building Control
  • Off Street Parking
  • Council property and management
  • Asset Management Plan
  • Enforcement
  • Small Businesses