Committee details

Cabinet

Purpose of committee

Note: Owing to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance issued, it will not be possible to hold this meeting in person. The Council has therefore made arrangements under the Coronavirus Act 2020, and subsequent Regulations permitting remote meetings, to hold the meeting virtually. If you are a member of the public and would like to listen to the audio stream of the meeting you may do so via www.winchester.gov.uk 

 

Registering to speak at Cabinet:

Members of the public may speak at Cabinet, provided they have registered to speak three working days in advance. Please contact Democratic Services via democracy@winchester.gov.uk or (01962) 848 264 to register to speak and for further details.

 

Cabinet’s powers and duties:

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

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Nancy Graham, Senior Democratic Services Officer. Tel: 01962 848 235, Email:  ngraham@winchester.gov.uk

 

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