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Governance of the council

How decisions are made

The Cabinet is part of the Council and responsible for most day-to-day decisions.

The Cabinet is headed by the Leader of the Council and consists of other councillors appointed by them.

When key decisions are to be discussed or made, these are published in the Cabinet's forward plan in so far as they can be anticipated.

If these key decisions are to be discussed with council officers at a meeting of the Cabinet, this will be open for the public to attend except where personal or confidential matters are being discussed.

All Cabinet meetings are open to the public, except where items are listed exempt as confidential business. This will be indicated on the forward plan in advance of the meeting.

The Cabinet has to make decisions which are in line with the Council's overall policies and budget. If it wishes to make a decision which is outside the budget or policy framework, this must be referred to the Council as a whole to decide.