To discharge all the functions of the authority
those matters which are required by law to be
discharged by the full Council; and,
all 'local choice' functions set out in Part 2,
Chapter F, which the Council decides should be undertaken by itself
rather than the Cabinet.
To implement the Council’s policies and
spending in accordance with the policy framework and
To make recommendations on major policy and resource
matters to Council for decision, and ensure that full and proper
consultation occurs on all such proposals.
To give political direction and guidance to and
monitor the performance of the Council.
To provide political accountability for the
Council’s performance to the Council and the Overview &
To foster and improve the Council’s
performance as a partner with other stakeholders.
To support, promote and monitor the application of
the Cooperative Council Principles.
There are 10 Cabinet
Member portfolio holders, including a Leader of the Council and two
Deputy Leaders of the Council. The Leader of the Council appoints
and allocates portfolios to the Deputy Leaders and other Cabinet
Members. The Leader has the power to remove and/or replace any