Meet the Cabinet
The Cabinet, also known as the Executive, is a group of Councillors who take most of the decisions about what the Council does.
The Cabinet was created in October 2001 as a result of the Local Government Act 2000.
It is made up of six Councillors from the majority political group - currently Conservative - chaired by the Leader of the Council. It meets on a regular basis during the year.
The Cabinet provides leadership at a top level.
What does the Cabinet do?
- Recommends the budget and key policy proposals to Full Council for agreement;
- Decides some policies and is responsible for implementation of major plans and strategies;
- Publishes the monthly Forward Plan listing key decisions;
- Takes most of the key decisions within the budget and policy framework agreed by Full Council;
Is the Cabinet open to the public?
The Cabinet meets publicly on the first Monday of every month at 11am.
All the Cabinet decisions are taken in public apart from the exceptions for things like personnel matters, commercially sensitive information or confidential legal advice. You are welcome to attend meetings of the Cabinet. Dates of the meetings, agendas, reports and minutes are available here.
The Cabinet also holds private briefings with officers so that they can be briefed on new and emerging issues. No formal decisions are taken at these private briefings
Each executive member of the Cabinet looks after an individual area of responsibility known as a portfolio of services. They work closely with the heads of the services and develop an in-depth knowledge of their portfolio area. Each Cabinet Member can make Non-Key decisions for issues in their portfolio.
|Councillor Linda Neal||Councillor Paul Carpenter|
Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder: Policy, Strategy and Strategic Partnerships
Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder: Governance and communication
This portfolio includes SKDC's links with organisations like East Midlands Regional Assembly and Lincolnshire County Council.
This portfolio looks at the way we work with residents, councillors and staff and focuses on the smooth-running of the council. It also includes community safety, community transport and managing the council's performance.
|Councillor Terl Bryant||Councillor Frances Cartwright|
Portfolio Holder: Good housing
Portfolio Holder: Economic Development
This portfolio covers things like homelessness, housing management and repairs and discretionary disabled facilities grants
This portfolio includes town centre regeneration, business development in the district, public car parks and toilets, and the strategic side of anything planning or building control related.
|Councillor John Smith||Councillor Mike Taylor|
Portfolio Holder: Green and healthy
Portfolio Holder: Strategic resources and well run council
This portfolio covers things like recycling and waste services, climate change and environmental health.
This portfolio covers issues like finance and accountancy, council tax collection, non-domestic rates, audit, procurement, risk management and budget preparation.
Portfolio Holder: Arts and Leisure
This portfolio covers things like leisure centres, sports, parks, cultural services, arts centres.