The Cabinet

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The Council appoints the Leader of the Council and the Leader then appoints a Cabinet (including a Deputy Leader). A Cabinet can consist of up to ten places and each individual Cabinet Member is designated specific areas of responsibility (their portfolio).  The Cabinet ordinarily makes decisions collectively but individual Cabinet Members also have decision-making powers. 

 

Cabinet Membership and Meeting Dates

 

The specific areas of responsibility for each portfolio are listed below

 

Portfolio Areas of responsibility Cabinet Member
Leader of the Council

Community Partnerships - Implementation

Council Policy and Strategic Finance

Council performance

Communications

Member Development

Consultation and Parish Liaison

Legal and Democratic Services

 

Councillor Steve Gallant

Deputy Leader and

Economic Development

Economic Development

Regeneration

Growth and Skills

Enterprise Zones

Energy

Assets and property services

 

Councillor Craig Rivett

Communities, Leisure

and Tourism

Communities

Tourism

Young People / Apprentices / Youth Council

Leisure

Sport

Theatre and arts

 

Councillor Letitia Smith
Community Health

Health and wellbeing

Licensing

Food and safety

Port Health

Health promotion / NHS

Emergency planning

Community Safety

 

Councillor Mary Rudd

 

 

Assistant Cabinet Member:

Councillor Mark Jepson

Customer Services

and Operational Partnerships

Customer services

Customer access

Channel Shift

Complaints

Commercial partnerships

IT and digital transformation

 

Councillor Stephen Burroughes
Housing

Housing Stock

Tenant Services

Building Services

Housing Development

Private Sector Housing

Travellers

Homelessness

 

Councillor Richard Kerry

Planning and

Coastal Management

Development Management

Building Control

Local Plan

Conservation and Design

Planning Policy

Coastal Management

Coastal Partnership East

 

Councillor David Ritchie

 

 

Assistant Cabinet Member:

Councillor Tony Cooper

Resources

Value for Money

Financial Compliance and Planning

Medium Term Financial Strategy

Council Tax and Business Rates

Payables and Purchasing

Capital Programme

Treasury Management

External Audit

Welfare Reforms (Universal Credit)

Anglia Revenues Partnership (ARP)

Audit and Risk Management

Counter Fraud

Data Protection

 

Councillor Steve Gallant

 

 

Assistant Cabinet Member:

Councillor Maurice Cook

The Environment

Environment protection

Pollution control

Waste management

Joint Environmental Sustainability Policy

Green agenda

Countryside management

Environmental Partnerships

 

Councillor James Mallinder
Transport

Transport and infrastructure

Car Parks

Rights of Way

Councillor Norman Brooks

 

 

Assistant Cabinet Member:

Councillor Alison Cackett