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This page lists the meetings for Cabinet.


Information about Cabinet

The Cabinet comprises of the Leader of the Council and five Cabinet Members of the Council. Each has responsibility for a defined service area (portfolio). Within the budget and policy framework set by the full Council, the Cabinet is responsible for carrying out almost all of the Council's functions in delivering services to the community. Full details of the Cabinet functions are set out in Part 2B, 4D and 4E of the Council Constitution on the Council website.


Councillor Paul Foster - Leader of the Council (Assets and Transformation)


·         Corporate Policy

·         Corporate Strategy

·         Strategic Partnerships

·         Public Service Reform

·         Strategic Personnel and Organisational Development

·         Visual Appearance of the Borough

·         National, Regional and Sub-Regional Borough Promotion

·         Mayoralty and Legal and Democratic Services

·         Member Induction and Development

·         Business Transformation

·         Risk Management, Control and Assurance (Asset Management and Property Services)

·         Investment Portfolios

·         Acquisitions and Disposals

·         Corporate Performance

·         Shared Services


Councillor Mick Titherington – Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member (Public Health, Leisure and Wellbeing)


·         Public Health

·         Health and Wellbeing Partnership

·         Environmental Health

·         Licensing

·         Children and Young People’s Partnership

·         Leisure Services

·         Equality, Diversity and Community Cohesion, Monitoring and Performance


Councillor Jane Bell – Cabinet Member (Corporate Support and Community Engagement)


·         Cultural Services and Events

·         Effective Communications and Public Relations

·         Gateway and Customer Services

·         I.T.

·         Emergency Planning and Business Continuity

·         Community Engagement


Councillor Matthew Tomlinson – Cabinet Member (Finance)


·         Strategic Financial Planning and Development

·         Strategic Procurement

·         Revenue and Budget Monitoring and Review

·         Financial Governance

·         Capital Programme Monitoring and Review

·         S106 Agreements

·         Revenue and Benefits


Councillor Bill Evans – Cabinet Member (Strategic Planning, Housing and Economic Growth)


·         Planning Policies and Strategies

·         Development Framework Proposals and Plans

·         Development of Parks and Open Spaces

·         Transportation

·         Strategic Housing

·         Homelessness

·         Car Parking

·         Economic Regeneration, Planning and Implementation

·         Local Business Growth and Inward Investment


Councillor Susan Jones – Cabinet Member (Environment and Community Safety)


·         Waste Collection

·         Recycling Promotion and Development

·         Management of Parks and Open Spaces

·         Street Cleansing

·         Grounds Maintenance

·         Streetscene

·         Environmental Crime

·         Community Safety


The Leader chairs the Cabinet and has overall political responsibility for achieving the Council’s objectives. She represents the Council in the community and on important public bodies e.g. Local Government Association and acts as the Council’s primary spokesperson. Cabinet Members meet on an individual basis with the appropriate chief officers to consider reports on service-related issues and to take decisions.