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 their 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
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
General Exception (GE) and Special Urgency (SU) Notices are
published below. Select the relevant
link to view the notice.
will also be webcast. View live
and archived webcasts.