Committee details


Purpose of committee

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


·         Police and Crime Panel

·         Community Safety Partnership

·         Communications and Public Relations

·         Corporate Policy, Stategy and Performance

·         Corporate Governance, Mayoralty and Democratic Arrangements


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


·           Homelessness

·           Housing Development Delivery

·           Leisure and Cultural Services

·           Revenue and Benefits

·           Public Health

·           Health and Wellbeing Partnership

·           Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust


Councillor Matthew Tomlinson – Cabinet Member (Finance, Property and Assets)


·           Shared Services

·           Risk Management, Control and Assurance

·           ICT

·           Asset Management and Property Services

·           Strategic Financial Planning and Development

·           Strategic Procurement

·           Revenue and Budget Monitoring and Review

·           Management and Development of Parks and Open Spaces


Councillor Susan Jones – Cabinet Member (Environment)


·           Waste Collection/Recycling Promotion and Development

·           Environmental Health

·           Air Quality

·           Car Parking

·           Licensing

·           Planning Enforcement


Councillor Bill Evans – Cabinet Member (Planning, Regeneration and City Deal)


·           National, Regional and Sub Regional Borough Promotion

·           City Deal

·           Planning Policies and Strategies

·           Development Frameworks and Proposals

·           Transportation

·           Strategic Housing and Planning

·           Economic Regeneration, Planning and Implementation


Councillor Aniela Bylinski Gelder – Cabinet Member (Community Engagement, Social Justice and Wealth Building


·           Strategic Partnerships

·           Strategic Personnel and Organisational Development (including Member Induction and Development)

·           Equality, Diversity and Community Cohesion, Monitoring and Performance

·           Gateway and Customer Services

·           Community Engagement

·           Children and Young People’s Partnership


The Leader chairs the Cabinet and has overall political responsibility for achieving the Council’s objectives. He 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.


Contact information

Support officer: Dianne Scambler. Email:

Postal address:
Civic Centre
West Paddock
PR25 1DH

Phone: 01772 625309


Web site: