The Council comprises all 48 elected councillors. The Conservative Group is the Majority Group and the political balance of the Council is: 32 Conservative, 13 Liberal Democrat, 2 Green and 1 Independent.
The Chairman of the Council is elected annually at the Council's Annual Meeting.
The role of the Council is to:
•Adopt specific policies
•Approve a budget and borrowing
•Appoint the Leader
•Agree allowances for Councillors
All Councillors have a range of roles including:
•Representing their constituents
•Acting together as the full Council
•Membership of Ordinary Committees, advisory groups and sub-committees
•Membership of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee (except Cabinet Members)
•Acting as the Council's representative on certain outside bodies
The Council's Constitution sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable.
Further information about the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and how to make a work programme suggestion can be found here .
Use the links below for more information about the Cabinet and Committees
Policy Development Advisory Groups
- Community and Wellbeing Policy Development Advisory Group
- Environment, Recycling and Waste Policy Development Advisory Group
- Finance and Assets Policy Development Advisory Group
- Leisure and Culture Policy Development Advisory Group
- Local Economy and Parking Policy Development Advisory Group
- Planning and Development Policy Development Advisory Group
Overview and Scrutiny Committee
- Audit Committee
- Employment Committee
- Governance Committee
- Licensing Committee
- Planning Committee (North)
- Planning Committee (South)
- Standards Committee