Committee description

“Cabinet” for the former Bournemouth Borough Council. Bournemouth is now part of BCP Council, please see BCP “Cabinet” for the latest agendas, minutes and meeting information.

The Cabinet (also referred to as the Executive) is the part of the authority responsible for making decisions within the policy framework set by the council. The Cabinet is made up of the Leader of the council. The Leader is chosen by the full Council, and nine other Councillors including the Deputy Leader who are selected by the Leader. The Leader is Chair of the Cabinet and the Deputy Leader is Vice-Chair

Cabinet Portfolios

The Leader and the Cabinet members each have their own areas of responsibility or portfolio. These are determined by the Leader. To see who is responsible for what please view the latest Cabinet portfolio structure via the link below

 Cabinet Member Cabinet Portfolio 

 John Beesley

 Leader of the Council & Resources

 Nicola Greene

 Deputy Leader, Education & Children's Services

 Blair Crawford

 Adult Social Care 

 Jane Kelly 

 Regeneration & Public Health

 Anne Filer

 Corporate Efficiency

 Philip Broadhead    

 Local Government Reorganisation & Economic Growth 

 Pat Oakley

 Tourism, Leisure & The Arts

 David Smith

 Planning & Environment

 Mike Greene

 Transport, Cleansing & Waste

Robert Lawton


Cabinet Forward Plan

When major decisions (“key decisions”) are to be discussed or made, these are published in the Cabinet Forward Plan.  Members of the public can attend Cabinet meetings, except where personal or confidential matters are being discussed. The Cabinet has to make decisions that are in line with the council’s overall policies and budget.

It is not always possible to give 28 days notice of Key Decisions which are due to be taken. When this happens a notice is published giving the proposed decision and the reason why it had not been possible to give the required notice. 

Member Champions

Every year the Cabinet appoints a number of Councillors to act as 'Member Champions' on behalf of a number of different interests. The Member Champions role is to promote the interests, contribute to the improvement of related service areas and ensure decision makers are aware of issues related to the interest. 

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