The Cabinet is the supreme decision making
body for dealing with the Council’s executive
functions. Their decisions may be
made collectively or individually by Cabinet Members. Its decisions, and the way it makes them,
are open to scrutiny from the internal overview and scrutiny bodies
and from individual councillors (eg through the questioning
The Cabinet comprises the Leader and 7 Cabinet
Members who each have a
portfolio of responsibilities.
Executive decisions are those that are concerned with implementing
major policies agreed by the Council and setting new service
The Cabinet conducts its collective business
at formal and open public meetings. Its meetings are generally held
in the Guildhall, Bath unless otherwise advertised.
There is a legal requirement for the Council
to publish in advance any decisions it is planning over a 4 month
period that are categorised as “key” decisions. These
are described in the Council’s Constitution as those
decisions that have some significance in terms of financial or
community impact. The Executive Forward
Plan is the mechanism for publishing these.
Each month, Democratic Services (on the
Leader’s behalf) publishes a Forward
Plan of all Cabinet business. This
covers a rolling 4 month period and starts with the first of a
These are the decisions made by Cabinet
Members individually. Details of these
items are published in the Executive
Forward Plan and are managed via the Weekly list process.
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