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Cabinet roles and responsibilities

Picture of our Cabinet members outside of our Council Offices

Role of a cabinet member

Cabinet members are responsible for:

  • leading on developing council policy and make recommendations to the Cabinet
  • providing guidance to the Cabinet on running activities
  • giving guidance to the Cabinet on budget priorities
  • monitoring performance and make sure policy is delivered
  • leading on improving council services
  • making sure that activities meet the council's overall vision, core values and guiding principles
  • contributing to debate and decision-making
  • working with councillors who are not members of the cabinet, members of the opposition and officers to make sure that the overview and scrutiny process works correctly
  • appearing before and responding to overview and scrutiny committee reports
  • representing the council at a national and local level

Each cabinet member is the spokesperson for the policy area or 'portfolio' they are responsible for.

Leader - Joe Harris

Councillor Joe Harris

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Coordination of executive functions
  • Policy framework including the corporate plan
  • Publica
  • Council communications
  • Democratic services
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Clean and green campaign and street cleaning
  • Town and parish council liaison

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance - Mike Evemy

Councillor Mike Evemy

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Financial strategy and management
  • Property and assets
  • Waste and recycling
  • Revenues and benefits
  • Grants
  • Public toilets

Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability - Mike McKeown

Profile picture of Cllr Mike McKeown

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Climate and biodiversity emergency response
  • Community energy
  • Sustainable transport
  • Retrofit 
  • Council sustainability

Cabinet Member for the Economy and Council Transformation - Tony Dale

Councillor Tony Dale

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Business transformation
  • Local Enterprise Partnership and county-wide partnerships
  • Economic development
  • Tourism and visitor information centres
  • Chamber of Commerce liaison
  • Customer experience and channel shift

Cabinet Member for Planning and Regulatory Services - Juliet Layton

Cllr Juliet Layton

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Development management
  • Forward planning and the local plan
  • Heritage and design management
  • Environmental and regulatory services
  • Cotswold Water Park

Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Parking - Paul Hodgkinson

Profile picture of Cllr Paul Hodgkinson

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Public and mental health
  • Car parking operations and strategy
  • Leisure centres
  • Museums
  • Culture 
  • Young people

Cabinet Member for Communities and Public Safety - Lisa Spivey

Councillor Lisa Spivey

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Improving social mobility and social isolation
  • Flooding and sewage
  • Safeguarding
  • Domestic abuse
  • Police liaison and crime
  • Refugees
  • Crowdfund Cotswold
  • Member Development

Cabinet Member for Cost of Living and Inclusion - Claire Bloomer

Profile picture of Cllr Claire Bloomer

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Cost of living support
  • Liaison with 3rd sector 
  • Diversity and inclusion 
  • Supporting women and minorities