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Council and Committees


Members of the Executive cannot make decisions by themselves, but they take the lead in making sure that the executive committee, other councillors and local people are kept informed.

The Executive Committee usually meets once a month. It publishes the agenda for its meetings and the record of its decisions is available on the Council's website. 

Local people have the right to attend meetings and to ask to have their say before the Committee comes to a decision. The Executive's decisions cannot be implemented until the Scrutiny Committees have been given a chance to call-in the decision. A decision can be called in if enough members of the committee think that the Executive Committee has taken the wrong decision.

All members of the Executive Committee are given portfolios. These cover a group of subjects that are related, like finance and the environment. Members of the Executive Committee and their areas of responsibility are:

Councillor Russell Roberts (Leader of the Council)
Councillor Lesley Thurland (Deputy Leader)
Councillor Lloyd Bunday (Finance)
Councillor Mark Dearing (Regeneration)
Councillor Scott Edwards (Community, Leisure and Youth)
Councillor David Howes (Rural)
Councillor Ian Jelley (Strategic Delivery and Environment)
Councillor Mark Rowley (Housing and Communications)

Cabinet Member Lead Areas

RUSSELL ROBERTS - Leader & Chair
Overall Focus
Direction & Vision
Corporate Plan
Innovation for a modern borough

LESLEY THURLAND - Deputy Leader & Deputy Chair
Support on Corporate Direction

IAN JELLEY - Strategic Delivery & Environment
Delivering of the long term vision
Strategy Management
Local Partnership & Business Support
Attracting Inward Investment
Planning Policy
The Green Agenda
Crematorium & Cemeteries
Recycling: Finance; Credits; Recycling & Refuse Collection
Planning Policy
S106 Finance
Planning Enforcement

Budget and financial strategy
Revenues and benefits
KBC Assets
Developer Contributions
Growth and Infrastructure
External pressures
Suite 16
Town Centres
Parking & Generic Wardens
Local Infrastructure
Healthy High Streets
Street scene & services
Urban design and conservation
Urban transport
Urban Broadband
Urban Parish & Town Councils

MARK ROWLEY - Housing & Communications
Housing Management & Finance
Housing Advice
Housing Benefits
Private Landlords
Housing Associations
Provision of new quality Council housing solutions
Marketing and Communications
Customer services

Gypsy & Travellers
Rural Transport
Rural Broadband
Rural Issues
Protection and provision of rural jobs
Rural Parish & Town Councils

SCOTT EDWARDS - Community, Leisure & Youth
Community Development
Community Safety
Leisure Provision
Sports & Health
Youth Services
Equalities & Access