Committee details


Purpose of committee

The Cabinet comprises of the Leader of the Council and four 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 and Cabinet Member (Strategy and Reform)


·        Corporate strategy

·       Performance

·       Public service reform

·       Communications

·       Events (including museums)

·       Human resources and member development

·       Strategic projects


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


·        Community resilience and health inequalities

·       Public health

·       Environmental health

·       Community safety

·       Leisure policy development

·       Homelessness

·       Green agenda

·       Air quality and climate change     

Councillor Aniela Bylinski Gelder – Cabinet Member (Communities, Social Justice and Wealth Building)


·        Customer services

·       Multi-agency working and South

Ribble Hub

·       Welfare assistance (including revenues and benefits)

·       Digital strategy and ICT

·       Waste, street cleansing

·       Community development

·       Wealth building

·       Youth council

·       Equality and diversity   




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


·         Finance

·         Medium Term Financial Strategy

·         Major developments and asset management to include, parks, open spaces and leisure and community assets 



Councillor Bill Evans – Cabinet Member Planning, Business Support and Regeneration)


·        Strategic Planning

·       Regeneration master planning

·       Housing strategy

·       Licensing

·       Economic development including support for business

·       Car parking


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: Clare Gornall. Email:

Postal address:
Civic Centre
West Paddock
PR25 1DH

Phone: 01772 625308


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