The Cabinet system
makes the major decisions about Council services and many others
that you use on a day-to-day basis. The cabinet normally meets monthly. Its role
is to lead in the preparation of the council's policies and budget,
to lead the community planning process and the attainment of best
value. The cabinet is made up of the
Leader who is chosen by the county council from the majority party,
currently Conservative and up to nine other councillors chosen by
the Leader. Each cabinet member has an
individual area of responsibility also known as his/her
portfolio. Find out more about
All items discussed
by Cabinet have to be published in a Forward Plan which is a
document that sets out information about key decisions that the
council will make in the next four months. The Forward Plan is published every
If a matter which
is likely to be a key decision has not been included in the Forward
Plan then it can be dealt with under General Exception or Special
Urgency. When this happens a notice is
published on the County Council’s website.
(GE) and Special Urgency (SU) Notices are published
below. Select the relevant link to view
meetings will also be webcast.
and archived webcasts.