How decisions are made
A body called the Executive is responsible for implementing policies, taking decisions about them and spending the budget. In effect, the Executive makes the key decisions about running council services.
The Executive consists of the Leader (elected by the council) and eight other 'Cabinet Members' appointed by the leader. Each of the Cabinet Members is responsible for a 'remit' covering particular council services and policy areas.
Further information is available including the members (known as 'Cabinet Members'), meeting dates and contact details.
Information on key decisions and policies is published monthly and is known as the forward plan.
The Executive consists of members only from the majority political group on the council and its meetings are held in public.