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The Cabinet

The Cabinet is the main decision making group, responsible for implementing the council's policies and budget.

The Cabinet takes decisions collectively, however, Portfolio Holders do have individual delegated powers for certain things.

View the corporate plan and minutes from the meeting where it was agreed online.

Meetings normally take place approximately every 8 weeks, depending on business requirements.  The Cabinet is chaired by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Paul Roberts.  The Deputy Leader is Councillor Mark Deaville. 

Cabinet Responsibilities

Councillor Paul Roberts - Leader

  • Communications
  • Corporate Planning / Performance Management
  • Democratic Management
  • Cabinet Support
  • Scrutiny Panel
  • Civic Support
  • Equalities & Diversity
  • Legal Advice and Support
  • Conveyancing
  • Elections
  • Standards and Governance
  • Planning Applications
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Building Control

Councillor Mark Deaville - Deputy Leader

  • Leisure Management
  • Cemetery Administration
  • Fleet Commissioning
  • Parks Development & Strategy
  • Countryside Park Management
  • Local Plan / Planning Policy
  • Safeguarding

Councillor James Aberley - Customer Services

  • IT Strategy and Operation
  • Transformation / Project Management
  • Information Governance
  • Asset Planning and Management
  • Housing and Non-Housing Capital Project Management
  • Repairs, Maintenance & Statutory Compliance in Public Buildings
  • Commercial and Land Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Car Parking
  • Data Protection
  • Customer Enquiries
  • Service Request Administration and Resolution
  • Complaints Handling
  • Post and Print Services

Councillor Keith Flunder - Tourism

  • Regeneration Project Development and Implementation
  • Business Support and Development
  • Public Markets
  • Town Centre Co-ordination
  • Tourism and TIC / Visitor Centre Operation
  • Arts Strategy / Museums

Councillor Joe Porter - Climate Change

  • Arboriculture
  • Climate Change Strategy and Response
  • Air Quality

Councillor Sav Scalise - Environment

  • Food Safety
  • Health Pollution and Noise Control and Safety
  • Pest Control & Dog Warden Service
  • Waste Collection, Street Cleansing and Grounds Maintenance Commissioning
  • Land Charges 
  • Environmental Enforcement

Councillor Ross Ward - Communities

  • Risk Management
  • Community Leadership Scheme
  • Public Engagement & Consultation
  • Infection Disease & Virus Management
  • Housing Standards
  • Procurement
  • Service Commissioning Strategy
  • Major Contract Management
  • Community Development
  • Community Safety
  • CCTV Monitoring
  • Housing Advice and Allocations
  • Homelessness inc. statutory duties
  • Armed Forces Covenant

Councillor Michael Worthington - Finance

  • Human Resources
  • Internal Audit
  • Corporate Governance
  • Counter Fraud & Corruption Strategy
  • Corporate Fraud Investigation
  • National Fraud Initiative
  • Covert Surveillance (RIPA) Policy
  • Whistleblowing
  • Licensing
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Payroll
  • Creditor Payments
  • Treasury Management
  • External Audit Liaison
  • Council Tax and Business Rates Administration and Collection
  • Local Council Tax Support Scheme
  • Housing Benefits
  • Collection and Recovery of Sundry Debts