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Cabinet roles and responsibilities

Cabinet members pictured

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
  • Housing and homelessness 
  • Town and Parish Council liaison
  • Clean and Green campaign
  • UBICO (including street cleaning)

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance - Mike Evemy

Councillor Mike Evemy

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Financial strategy and management
  • Revenue and benefits
  • Grants

Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Forward Planning - Rachel Coxcoon

Councillor Rachel Coxcoon

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Climate change and energy planning
  • Sustainable transport
  • Strategic forward planning
  • Local plan
  • Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106
  • Allowable solutions

Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing - Jenny Forde

Councillor Jenny Forde

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Refugee support
  • Public health, well-being and mental health
  • Improving social mobility and tackling social isolation
  • Crime, disorder and safety
  • Supporting and safeguarding people
  • Leisure centres, museums and culture
  • Young people

Cabinet Member for Corporate Services - Lisa Spivey

Councillor Lisa Spivey

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Property and asset management
  • Trinity Road transformation
  • Democratic services
  • Communications and consultation
  • Customer experience and channel shift

Cabinet Member for the Environment, Waste and Recycling - Andrew Doherty

Councillor Andrew Doherty

Portfolio responsibilities

  • UBICO (Waste and Recycling)
  • Waste and recycling
  • Flooding

Cabinet Member for the Economy and Transformation - Tony Dale

Councillor Tony Dale

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Car parking operations and strategy
  • Business transformation 
  • Local Enterprise Partnership and county-wide partnerships
  • Economic development 
  • Recovery investment strategy
  • Tourism and visitor information centers
  • Chamber of Commerce liaison

Cabinet Member for Development Management and Licensing - Juliet Layton

Cllr Juliet Layton

Portfolio responsibilities

  • Development Management 
  • Heritage and design management 
  • Environmental and regulatory services 
  • Cotswold Water Park