Committee details


Purpose of committee

The Cabinet stands apart from the other committees, and is responsible for all operational decisions which would previously have been taken by service committees.


The Cabinet will develop and propose to Council the corporate strategy and community plan for the Council, and will prepare proposals for the annual budget, which it will recommend to Council. The Cabinet will also keep under review the allocation of resources (finance, manpower and land) necessary to meet the Council's responsibilities.

In summary, Cabinet's powers and duties are as follows and are set out in detail in the Council's Constitution (Part 3, section 4 refers).

- Land and Property matters
- Personnel matters
- Financial Management
- Local Taxation (including related benefits and relief)
- Constitutional, Civic and Ceremonial matters (including Mayoralty and matters affecting Members)
- Secretarial, Legal, and Administrative Services
- Elections and Electoral Registration
- Insurances
- Local Land Charges
- External Relations
- Public Relations
- Representation on Outside Bodies
- IT Services
- Emergency Planning
The Cabinet is also responsible for taking all decisions on the following;
(i) Leisure, Arts, Heritage and Community matters
(ii) Environmental Health matters
(iii) Transportation matters
(iv) Housing matters
(v) Forward Planning matter



Contact information

Support officer: Nancy Graham, Senior Democratic Services Officer. Tel: 01962 848 235, Email:


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