Committee details

Cabinet Executive

Purpose of committee

The Leader of the Council appoints a Cabinet selected from the elected councillors.  The Cabinet Executive meets approximately every 8 weeks, usually on a Monday afternoon at 5:30pm.  The dates and times of the meetings are detailed on the website.

 

The Cabinet Executive makes key decisions which are detailed in the Forward Plan and the Schedule of Executive Decisions.  The Cabinet Executive considers reports from Scrutiny Commission and all policy & budgetary framework documents. 

 

The agenda is available 5 clear days before the meeting on the website or from the Council Offices.  The decisions are also published and are available 2 working days after the meeting on the website or at the Offices.

 

Each Cabinet member is in charge of a portfolio, details on the portfolios can be found against the Cabinet members.

 

Functions and Powers of Cabinet Executive

 

1.      

To undertake the Council’s executive role, including:

 

·                    service delivery

 

·                    performance management

 

·                    policies and strategies not falling within Article 4 of the Constitution

 

·                    corporate governance

 

NOTE:  With the exception of regulatory, quasi-judicial and other roles and powers delegated to other Committees (or Officers), the Cabinet Executive is responsible for all functions of the Council not specified as the responsibility of another individual or body.

2.      

To make recommendations to the Council on the policy and budget framework as defined in Article 4 of the Constitution.  (The Cabinet Executive has powers to do all things not expressly reserved to the Council or regulatory and other bodies.)

3.      

To undertake and monitor budgetary control including use of General Fund and Housing Revenue Balances in accordance with the Budget and Policy Framework (Procedure Rules Part 4 Section 3 Part 6).

4.      

To be responsible for the Statement on Internal Control.

5.      

To set fees and charges for services.

6.      

To determine strategic issues in relation to the establishment (other than major restructuring which shall be a decision of the Council).

7.      

To make Compulsory Purchase Orders.

8.      

To be responsible for the Council’s Health and Safety responsibilities as an employer.

9.      

To be responsible for those strategic partnerships in respect of which the Council is a member or prospective member.

10.   

To dispose of public open spaces to Parish/Town Councils at  best consideration in accordance with the principles set out in the Code of Practice in this Constitution.

 

11.   

To dispose of land (including buildings) where the Council no longer has a strategic need to retain the same provided that the disposal price does not exceed a valuation of £50,000, as determined by a qualified valuer (above £50,000 is reserved to Council).  (Disposal decisions of £10,000 and below are delegated to Officers).

12.   

To adopt new open space and to determine potential exceptions cases under the Council’s Policy for the Transfer of Open Spaces where the commuted sum calculation is not agreed by the Developer.

13.   

To make recommendations to the Council on those Land and Building transactions, acquisitions and disposals which do not fall within the functions and powers of the Cabinet Executive.

14.   

To make responses to Government Consultation Papers/Proposals and to external organisations including neighbouring local authorities on strategic policy proposals (where issues are covered by the Council’s existing policy, strategic and budgetary framework, Officer delegated powers in consultation with a Member of the Cabinet Executive are appropriate.  Such responses can only be via recommendation to the Council if contrary to the policy and budget framework set out in Article 4 of the Constitution).

15.   

To make responses to the Scrutiny Commission in relation to its reports/recommendations:-

a)     indicating the action the Executive proposes to take

b)     publishing its response where Scrutiny has published its report recommendations

c)      providing copies of the response to those who Scrutiny have copied.

 



Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Jessica Hammond. 0116 272 7638