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This page lists the meetings for Cabinet.

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Information about Cabinet

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 individual portfolios.

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 month.

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 Special Urgency.  When this happens a notice is published on the County Council’s website.

Special Urgency Notices are published here.

Cabinet meetings will also be webcast.  View live and archived webcasts.