Purpose of committee



The Cabinet is made up of the Leader and nine other Cabinet Members. The Leader is elected for a four-year term by the Council. The other Cabinet Members are appointed by the Leader.




The Cabinet, at its monthly meetings, decides on key decisions and policy, following consultation with stakeholders and partners.

A key decision is a decision which is considered to be significant in financial terms or in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards.

Key decisions are publicised at least 28 clear days in advance in the Key Decision List.


Decisions that are not key decisions, or part of the policy framework, are made by individual Cabinet Membersor officers.

Attending Cabinet meetings


Members of the public and non-executive Council members are all welcome to attend Cabinet meetings.


Petitions or deputation requests may be made to Cabinet for consideration on any items appearing on the open agenda. If you want to organise a deputation or a petition, please refer to the section Taking part in the democratic process. Please contact Katia Neale, Committee Coordinator, at more information about petitions and deputations.


Cabinet agendas will be posted on the website before the meeting. Each Cabinet agenda contains the minutes from the previous Cabinet meeting and reports to be considered. A list of Cabinet decisions will be published within two working days of the meeting and a confirmed decision list will be published five working days after that, if no decisions have been called in to the Council's  Policy and Accountability Committees.



Contact information

Support officer: Katia Neale.