Meetings of this committee are audio
Currently 7 member of the Council including the Leader and Deputy
Leader. The Cabinet usually meets 11 times per year.
The Cabinet will be
the executive arm of the Council with the authority to action
policies within the plans, strategies and budget approved by the
The constitution of between 3 and 10 members is not required to
follow the rules
of proportionality relating to political parties.
The Leader of the Council, as elected by Council, shall chair the
and shall designate a portfolio role to each member of the
The Leader may also appoint Special Advisers to assist Cabinet
The Leader shall prepare the forward plan of key decisions to be
made by the Cabinet.
For the avoidance of doubt, any reference to partnerships contained
below may not
include legally binding partnerships.
Terms of Reference:
To exercise those functions which are not
the responsibility of the Council, another
committee or an employee.
To establish joint arrangements with one
or more local authorities to exercise
functions which are executive functions, including the delegation
or acceptance of
delegation of executive functions to or from another local
authority or public agency.
Such arrangements may involve the appointment of joint committees
other local authorities.
To implement policies as determined by
To determine key decisions, as defined in
To advise the Council on financial and
economic policy, to determine the Council Tax base, and to
recommend annually, as determined by statute, proposals for
To maintain overall control of the
accounts and approved budgets and to consider
virement requests in accordance with
To determine an itemised Asset Renewal
Programme annually as part of the
approved Capital Programme.
To approve the use of reserves for
expenditure not exceeding £100,000 in any
case, provided that this does not reduce the general fund reserve
minimum level approved by the Council.
To recommend to the General Licensing and Alcohol and Entertainment
Committees the fees and charges relating to licences and
10.In partnership with
other agencies, to review and update as required the
Sustainable Community Strategy for the consideration of the
11.To submit annually to
the Council a Corporate Plan and Annual Report and to
monitor its effectiveness.
To be responsible for the production and
review of the Local Plan under the
Town and Country Planning Act 1990 consulting the Planning
appropriate and, subject to final approval by the Council, of
(i) issues papers and draft policies
and proposals prior to public consultation on them, and (ii) the
final version of the Local Plan; and
Consulting the Planning Committee as
appropriate, to prepare supplementary planning guidance, designate
conservation areas, areas of archaeological interest and nature
reserves, remove permitted development rights through Article 4
Directions, and undertake other functions under the Town and
Country Planning Acts which are not carried out by the Planning
Committee or officers.
13.To prepare, or
consider (new or amended) policies from the Overview and
Committee for the consideration of Council.
14.To exercise the
powers and duties of the Council under all statutes,
and codes of practice relating to the health and safety of Council
recommendations to the Council on employment policies for staff
general employment issues.
16.To ensure adequate
training and development for elected members.
17.To award contracts on
behalf of the Council in accordance with Contract Standing
18.To oversee the
Council’s corporate accommodation and to ensure the provision
safe, well maintained premises to staff and public and to recommend
and disposal of such property.
19.To be responsible for
the acquisition, management, maintenance, disposal and
letting of all property of the Council and to consider the views of
the Council before
making a compulsory purchase order.
20.To be responsible for
the review and implementation of the Council’s Asset
Management Plan and Capital Strategy.
21.To prepare and advise
Council on proposed changes to Procedural Standing
Orders, Financial Regulations, Contract Standing Orders, and
22.To act on behalf of
the Council in any cases where urgent decisions are required
and such matters cannot conveniently be dealt with by the Council
or by another
appropriate committee or under the delegated powers of
23.To advise the Council
on proposals for emergency planning and to ensure an
adequate response to incidents affecting the district.
24.To exercise general
control over the information, public relations and publicity
services of the Council.
25.To prepare, approve
and implement the Council's ICT Strategy.
26.To respond on behalf
of the Council to external reports and consultation
exceptions to approved policies only where the particular merits
individual cases justify the exceptions being made.
28.To appoint a Grants
and Concessions Panel to advise in respect of
applications for rate relief from charities and non-profit making
accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act 1988 in
the full range of other grants and concessions.
29.To annually approve
the budgets available to the Grants and Concessions
Panel, the priorities to be used to encourage applications, and any
to delegations to achieve efficiency and transparency.
the spend of section 106 monies of
£50,000 or over, following
consultation with the ward member.
appropriate Panels and Forums to assist or advise the Cabinet
carrying out its functions.
32.To appoint or
nominate persons to outside organisations which relate to functions
Speaking at Council and Committee meetings