The Cabinet is the Council’s main decision making body.

The Leader of the Council is Chair of the Cabinet and appoints other Councillors as Cabinet members (.pdf | 380kb).

Each Cabinet Member is responsible for particular areas of Council business – this is known as their Portfolio. Cabinet Members are also called Portfolio Holders.

Membership of the Cabinet consists of the following Councillors:

  • Councillor Alex Dale (Chair) – Portfolio Holder for Overall Strategic Leadership
  • Councillor Charlotte Cupit - Portfolio Holder for Environment and Planning
  • Councillor Mark Foster – Portfolio Holder for Council Services
  • Councillor Paul Parkin – Portfolio Holder for Finance
  • Councillor Carolyn Renwick – Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Safety
  • Councillor Alan Powell – Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Communities and Communications
  • Councillor Jeremy Kenyon – Portfolio Holder for Economy, Transformation & Climate Change