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

ResponsibilityCabinet Member
Overview of all council functions including:
  • Regional & Sub-regional Governance
  • Key Strategic Issues
  • Inward Investment
  • Property & Place
  • Town Centre Prosperity & Rural Economy
Councillor Anne Handley

Interim Portfolio Holder

ResponsibilityCabinet Member
  • Strategic Rural Affairs
  • Pay & Reward
  • Agile Working
  • Communications & Media
  • Corporate Resources (Digital, Business Transformation, Legal and Democratic Services, People Services)
Councillor David Tucker

Portfolio Holders

Portfolio and responsibilitiesCabinet Member

Adults, Health and Care

  • All Services and Designated Lead Member for Adults, Social Care
  • Public Health
  • Safeguarding
  • System Partnership Working
Councillor Jonathan Owen

Children, Families & Education

  • All Services & Designated Lead Member for Children, Families & Education
  • Education
  • Schools
  • Safeguarding
Councillor Victoria Aitken

Culture, Leisure and Tourism

  • Culture & Customer Services
  • Leisure
  • Tourism
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Voluntary Sector
Councillor Nick Coultish

Environment and Transport

  • All Streetscene Services (Waste, Highways, Transport, Carparking, Fleet)
  • Flooding
  • Foreshores
  • Emergency Planning
  • Climate Change
  • Residents Services
Councillor Paul West

Finance and Governance

  • Financial Services (Capital Programme, Asset Strategy)
  • Budgets (Corporate Finance, Revenues and Benefits, Procurement, Legal Services, Pensions)
Councillor Nigel Wilkinson

Heritage and Coastal

  • Historical Buildings and Assets
  • Coastal Communities
  • Erosion
  • Water Quality
Councillor Barbara Jefferson

Housing and Infrastructure

  • Oversight of Capital Programme
  • Strategic Housing Policy
  • Strategic Infrastructure
  • Council Housing
  • Asset Management
Councillor Gary McMaster

Planning, Communities and Public Protection

  • Strategic Planning
  • Planning Delivery
  • Town and Parish Council Liaison
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Domestic Violence
  • Community Safety
  • Licensing
  • Public Protection
Councillor Leo Hammond

Who chairs the meetings?

Councillor Handley chairs meetings of The Cabinet.

When are the meetings?

Meetings of The Cabinet take place approximately every three to four weeks:

DateTimeVenue*
2024
Tuesday, 16 April 202410.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 21 May 202410.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 18 June 202410.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 2 July 2024Cancelled
Tuesday, 3 September 202410.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 17 September 202410.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 8 October 202410.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 29 October 202410.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 19 November 202410.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 10 December 202410.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
2025
Tuesday, 14 January 202510.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 28 January 202510.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 25 February 202510.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 18 March 202510.30amCounty Hall, Beverley
Tuesday, 15 April 202510.30amCounty Hall, Beverley

* Public and press attendance at meetings?

Seating in the public gallery is limited, therefore places must be booked in advance by contacting the Committee Manager on the contact details below. Members of the public and press are encouraged to view proceedings on the council's committee YouTube channel where the meeting can be viewed live or at a later date.

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)

Seating in the public gallery is limited, therefore places must be booked in advance by contacting the Committee Manager on the contact details below. Members of the public and press are encouraged to view proceedings on the council's committee YouTube channel where the meeting can be viewed live or at a later date.

Refreshments

Please note: refreshments are not normally available for members of the public to access at meetings.

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 5.00pm on the day following each meeting and can be viewed by selecting the relevant agenda or minutes below.


Please note:
agendas and minutes of meetings prior to those available online may be obtained by contacting the committee manager, Liz Russell:

Email: liz.russell@eastriding.gov.uk
Tel: (01482) 393330

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Democratic Services
County Hall
Cross Street
Beverley
East Riding of Yorkshire
HU17 9BA.

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 decision.

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 184kb)

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