Information about the role of the cabinet, which councillors sit on it, who chairs the meetings, when are the meetings, are they open to the public, can members of the public speak and how and when can you view agendas and minutes.
The Cabinet's role is to implement all decisions within existing council policy and budget and to advise the full council on policies, plans, strategies and fixing the council budget and council tax. No individual member of The Cabinet has any decision-making authority.
The Cabinet's full terms of reference and delegated functions can be viewed in the council's constitution.
The Cabinet is made up of 10 councillors, the Leader, the Deputy Leader and eight Portfolio Holders:
Overview of all Council functions including:
Councillor Stephen Parnaby, OBE
Councillor Jonathan Owen (Deputy Leader)
Children, Young People and Education
Designated lead member for children and young people
Economic Investment and Planning Delivery
Leisure, Tourism and Culture
Strategic Asset Management, Housing and Environment
Adult and Carer Services
Community Involvement and Council Corporate Services
Meetings of The Cabinet are chaired by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Parnaby, OBE.
Meetings of The Cabinet take place on a 2 and 4 weekly cycle:
Yes. All meetings of The Cabinet are open to the public but there may be some matters which will be considered in private. During such situations members of the public will be asked to leave the meeting at this point. The circumstances under which we can consider matters in private are tightly controlled by law.
However, in accordance with the Local Authorities Regulations 2012, members of the public may make representation to the Chief Executive regarding the exclusion for the considering of exempt items. For more information please see the following document:
Notice of exempt information to be considered in private by The Cabinet (pdf 62kb opens in new window)
Yes, new legislation means that you can film, record, take photos and use social media during open meetings. For more information please visit the photography, filming and social media use page.
No. Members of the public are not permitted to ask questions or speak at Cabinet meetings.
Agendas and reports for The Cabinet are placed on public deposit five clear working days before each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda or minute below.
Reports containing exempt or confidential matters will not, however, be available.
Minutes from Cabinet meetings are placed on public deposit no later than 5.00 pm on the day following each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda or minute below.
Please note: agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the Senior Committee Manager, Iain Edmiston:
Telephone: (01482) 393208
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Democratic Services County Hall Beverley HU17 9BA
Please note: that there may be a charge for copying any information.
The Forward Plan of Key Decisions contains matters which are likely to be subject of a key decisions.
The Council has defined a key decision as any decision which falls under one or more of the following definitions.
Forward Plans are prepared to cover a period of four months, beginning with the first day of any month. They are prepared on a monthly basis and subsequent plans will cover a period beginning with the first day of the second month covered in the preceding plan.
To view the current Forward Plan of Key Decisions please click on the document below:
Forward Plan of Key Decisions (pdf 242kb opens in new window)