The Executive is appointed and chaired by the Leader
of the Council. The Leader was elected in May 2019 for a four year
There are eight members of the Executive, each of
whom is responsible for a portfolio of service areas.
The Executive is responsible for most day to day
areas of Council business, except for regulatory functions of the
Council, such as planning and licensing matters, and staffing
matters. It has responsibility for all budget and policy decisions
within the framework set down by the Council. This includes major
organisational changes, preparation and
monitoring of budgets, service developments, target setting and
The Executive delegates some of its powers to
individual officers of the Council who are responsible for
day-to-day decision making.
The Executive meets in public normally once per
month. It may also meet in private at the conclusion of the public
meeting. When it is intended to consider any matters in private,
notice will be given in advance on the Forward Plans section of
this website, as well as marked clearly on the agenda.
Full details of the responsibilities of the Executive
and Portfolio Holders can be found in Part 3 of the