All public meetings of the council have been cancelled in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
In line with Government guidance we will not be holding public council meetings until further notice. This is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of residents, Councillors and officers.
Non-essential decisions will have to wait and we will continue to keep residents updated where and when urgent decisions need to be made.
On 18 March full Council agreed urgent new rules to allow the Managing Director to make emergency* and urgent** decisions when Councillors cannot meet.
Under this rule, The Managing Director must check with at least 4 members of the cabinet, one of whom must be an opposition councillor and one to be the Leader or Deputy Leader of the Council before making decisions.
*Emergencies include events covered by our Emergency Plan as well as unprecedented episodes, such as pandemics.
**Urgency means decisions essential to the Council’s operation during an emergency.
Purpose of committee
The Cabinet is currently made up of 9 members, 7 from the Labour group and 2 from the Conservative group.
Each Cabinet member from the majority group has a portfolio of responsibilities related to council services. Cabinet is the main decision-making committee of the council. It also makes recommendations to Full Council on the adoption of the budget and other key documents and policies, including the corporate plan.
Cabinet meets every month and is chaired by the Leader of the Council. The meetings are usually held in the Council Chamber, Muriel Matters House and are generally open for the public to attend. The forward plan lists the decisions Cabinet will be taking over the next four months.
Paper copies of the agenda for Cabinet meetings are available on request from Democratic Services
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- Councillor Peter Chowney (Chair)
- Councillor Kim Forward (Vice-Chair)
- Councillor Andy Batsford
- Councillor Sue Beaney
- Councillor Maya Evans
- Councillor Colin Fitzgerald
- Councillor Rob Lee
- Councillor Andy Patmore
- Councillor Judy Rogers
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