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This committee is chaired by the Leader of the council who selects their Cabinet members.

Cabinet reviews reports prepared by council staff working with the Cabinet member who represents them. The report recommends a decision on an important subject, and the Cabinet debates and votes on it in a public meeting.

Each Cabinet member can represent a number of different council services and can make decisions on less important subjects themselves – we call this an Individual Cabinet Member Decision.

We publish all decisions made by the Cabinet, and all Individual Cabinet Member Decisions on our democratic pages.

See our calendar for the dates of all of our Cabinet meetings. Five working days before a meeting, we will publish the reports the Cabinet is reviewing. You can find these reports on the calendar.

Cabinet Members and the areas they represent

Councillor David Rouane – Leader
• Climate Action, including Climate Action Plan, Climate Action Fund and Nature Recovery.
• Information Governance, Data Protection, GDPR, EIR and FOI
• Legal and Land Charges, Democratic and Elections
• Licensing
• Communications

Councillor Maggie Filipova-Rivers – Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Hub, and statutory Deputy Leader
• Housing Needs, Disabled Facility Grants, Private Sector Housing
• Health Engagement, Community Hub, and Recovery and Enablement

Councillor Robin Bennett – Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, and Deputy Leader
• Economic Development, Support for Local Businesses and Market Towns
• Affordable Housing, Housing Strategy and Delivery, Community Led Housing, Mobile Home Parks
• Garden Communities

Councillor Pieter-Paul Barker – Cabinet Member for Finance and Property Assets
• Strategic Finance and Financial Management
• S106 and CIL
• Revenues and Benefits
• Internal Audit and Corporate Fraud
• Exchequer Services and Procurement
• Strategic Property, Asset Management Strategy, Development Initiatives and Disposals Policy
• Property Database and Estates Management
• Regional and national partnerships

Councillor Sam James-Lawrie – Cabinet Member for Environment
• Waste and Recycling, Waste Depot and Fleet Management
• Litter and Street Cleaning
• Food and Workplace Safety, Environmental Protection
• Grounds and Parks Maintenance
• Engineering services (Sewerage, Flooding and Drainage)
• Cemeteries, Car parks and Moorings

Councillor Sam Casey-Rerhaye – Cabinet Member for Corporate Services
• Customer Services and Complaints
• HR Advisory and Admin, Payroll, Organisational Culture
• Health and Safety, Equalities and Inclusivity
• IT Strategy, Programmes, Operations and Development
• Corporate Programmes, Project Management, Assurance and Transformation
• Corporate Policy (including Corporate Plan)
• Corporate Programmes, Corporate Project Management, Transformation

Councillor Anne-Marie Simpson – Cabinet Member for Planning
• Major Applications, Appeals and Enforcement
• Building Control and Registration DM
• Footpaths (Connectivity)
• Planning Business Support
• Urban Design, Conservation, Listed Buildings, Trees, Landscape and Ecology
• Planning Policy (including the Joint Local Plan)

Councillor Georgina Heritage – Cabinet Member for Communities
• Cornerstone Arts Centre
• Arts Strategy and Development
• Community Art
• Community Safety
• Grants
• Leisure Services

Find out who has to make decisions on what in our Constitution.

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