How decisions are made

The Cabinet is the part of the Council which is responsible for most day-to-day decisions. It is made up of a Leader, who is an elected councillor, and up to 9 other elected councillors. The Council appoints the Cabinet.

When major decisions are to be discussed or made, these are published in the Cabinet's forward plan. The Cabinet meets in public except where personal or confidential matters are being discussed. It 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 approved policies and budget, this must be referred to the Council as a whole to decide.

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