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The Cabinet

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.

What is the role of The Cabinet?

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.

Which councillors sit on The Cabinet?

The Cabinet is made up of 10 councillors, the Leader, the Deputy Leader and eight Portfolio Holders:

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Chairman
 Responsibility  Cabinet Member

Overview of all Council functions including:

  • Key strategic issues and Finance

Councillor Stephen Parnaby, OBE

(Leader)

 

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Vice Chairman
 Responsibility  Cabinet Member
Strategic partnerships including:
  • Health
  • Policy development
  • Transformation and Performance

Councillor Jonathan Owen
(Deputy Leader)

 

Portfolio and Cabinet members
 Portfolio Cabinet Member

Children, Young People and Education

  • Designated lead member for children and young people

  • All services for children and young people
Councillor Julie Abraham 
 Operational Services
  • Streetscene
  • Footpaths and Highways
  • Signage
  • Lighting
  • Street Furniture
  • Grass Cutting/Grounds Maintenance
  • Winter Maintenance
  • Public Transport
  • Fleet Management
  • Car Parking
 Councillor John Barrett 

Economic Investment and Planning Delivery

  • Economic Development
  • Inward Investment
  • Renaissance Partnerships
  • Planning delivery
Councillor Andy Burton

Leisure, Tourism and Culture

  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Museums and Galleries
  • Civic pride
  • Sports development
Councillor Richard Burton

Transforming Lifestyles

  • Residents' Wellbeing
  • Health Service Liaison
  • Public Health
  • Removing Inequalities including Rural Issues
  • Equity of Opportunities
  • Workplace Health and Wellbeing
  • Regional Collaboration
Councillor Jane Evison

Strategic Asset Management, Housing and Environment

  • Capital Programme Asset Strategy
  • Housing
  • Affordable Homes Delivery
  • Strategic Planning and Highways
  • Waste/Recycling
  • Flood Policy
  • Coastal/Regional Flooding
  • Emergency Planning
  • Environment and Landscape
Councillor Symon Fraser 

Adult and Carer Services

  • Designated lead member for adult services
  • All services for adults aged over 19 years (including services for carers)
  • Independent Living
Councillor Richard Harrap

Community Involvement and Council Corporate Services

  • Local partnerships including Parish and Town Council Liaison
  • Localism Agenda
  • Diversity and Voluntary Sector
  • Public Protection
  • Customer Service Centres
  • Human Resources
  • Legal and Democratic Services
  • Pensions
  • Support and Procurement Services
  • Risk Management
Councillor Shaun Horton

Who chairs the meetings?

Meetings of The Cabinet are chaired by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Parnaby, OBE.

When are the meetings?

Meetings of The Cabinet take place on a 2 and 4 weekly cycle:

 

Date Time Venue
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 10.30am County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10.30am County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 10.30am County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 2.00pm County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 10.30am County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10.30am County Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
10.30am
County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 5 June 2018 10.30am
County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
10.30am
County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 18 September 2018 10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 15 January 2019 10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 29 January 2019  10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 12 March 2019  10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 9 April 2019  10.30am County Hall, Beverley 
Tuesday, 23 April 2019  10.30am  County Hall, Beverley 

Are meetings open to the public?

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)

Can I record, film, take photographs or use social media during meetings?

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.

Can members of the public speak at meetings?

No. Members of the public are not permitted to ask questions or speak at Cabinet meetings.

How and when can I view agenda and minutes of 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 committee manager, Iain Edmiston:

Email: iain.edmiston@eastriding.gov.uk

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.

What is the Forward Plan of Key Decisions?

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.

  • Any decision relating to the approval of or variation to the Council’s policy framework or budget which is reserved in the Council’s constitution for determination by Full Council on a recommendation from The Cabinet (Any recommended to Council item), or
  • Any decision made by The Cabinet in the course of developing proposals to the Full Council to amend the Policy Framework.  This includes decisions made to amend draft policies for the purposes of consultation, or
  • Any decision which will result in income, expenditure or savings with a gross full year effect of £500,000 or greater whether or not the item has been included in the relevant approved budget with the exception of expenditure which is required for the day to day provision of services (e.g. day to day supplies, payment of energy bills etc.), or
  • Any decision which is likely to have a significant impact on people living or working in communities in two or more wards with the exception of decisions that involve two or more wards simply because of the carrying out of a programme of works.

How can I view the Forward Plan of Key Decisions?

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 use the link below:

Forward Plan of Key Decisions (pdf 113kb opens in new window) 

Last Updated: Friday, 25 May 2018