The Executive is the part of the Council which is responsible for
most day-to-day decisions. It is made up of the Leader elected by
the Council and a cabinet of between two and nine Members appointed
by the Leader. The Executive has to make decisions which are in
line with the Council’s overall policies and budget. If it
wishes to make a decision which is outside the budget or policy
framework, this must be referred to the Council as a whole to
decide. Key decisions are executive decisions which are financially
significant or have a significant impact on 2 or more Wards in the
Decisions at meetings
The majority of the Cabinet’s business at their meetings will
be open to the public and media organisations to attend. Decisions
are recorded in the minutes which are published when they have been
approved. A summary of the decisions taken at each meeting is
published shortly after the meeting.
Copy of decisions at meetings.
The Council also keeps a record of decisions taken by officers
under powers delegated by the Executive. The scope of these
decisions is outlined in the Scheme of Delegation in Part 3 of the
. The Council has agreed criteria for Significant
Decisions taken by officers. These decisions are published monthly.
Copy of decisions by officers.
Notification of Decisions
In order to ensure the openness and accountability of the
Council’s decision making process, a Notification of
Executive Decisions to be taken by the Cabinet is published. The
Notice shows both key and non-key decisions which the Cabinet
anticipates taking in the following three months and indicates
which items may include exempt information to be considered in
private (in Part II of an agenda). The document is updated and
There are occasions where it is not possible to include a
decision/report in the Notice. Key decisions, or those taken in
private, can be taken under certain circumstances if they cannot be
delayed but have not been included in the Notice. An additional
urgent Notice is published.
Copies of these urgent Notices.
Notification of Decisions for the Cabinet, are listed