Committee details


Purpose of committee

The Cabinet makes operational decisions in accordance with council policy.  It is here that key decisions are considered from the Forward Plan. The Cabinet provides effective strategic leadership, ensures council policies are implemented and monitors service delivery.

Where a matter is a key decision and the date by which the decision must be taken means notice of the decision was not publicised in advance; either in the Forward Plan or more than 5 days in advance under the exception rule, and the Chair of Overview (or if they are unable to act, the Chair or Vice Chair of the Council) has agreed that the item is urgent and cannot be reasonably be deferred then it may also be considered. As soon as reasonably practicable after their agreement is given then the reasons for the urgency and why it cannot be deferred must be made available on the Council's website and at our offices.

Notice for Key Decision
12 July 2023
8 November 2023
23 November 2023
10 January 2024
2 April 2024
15 May 2024

The role of the Cabinet is to:

·       advise the council on financial and economic policy

·       recommend the council tax level

·       control the accounts

·       prepare the community plan in partnership with other agencies

·       submit an annual best value performance plan

·       implement the code of corporate governance

·       consider submissions from the overview committees

The full terms of reference of the cabinet are detailed in the constitution.


Contact information

Support officer: Amanda Coombes, Democratic Services Officer. 01395 517543 or email

Phone: 01395 517543