Memberships and Remits
This Committee reports to the County Council
What does the Cabinet do ?
The county council's Cabinet has responsibility for the delivery of the council functions in its statutory role as:
- Education Authority
- Social Services Authority
- Highway Authority
- County Planning Authority
- Waste Disposal Authority
- Public Transport Authority
- Traffic authority
An example of what the Cabinet does would be to get involved in the councils budgetary process; direct the Council's economic regeneration activities and address all issues of importance or public concern to the County among many other things.
Each member of the Cabinet has an area of responsibility for which they will monitor the budget and allocated resources for that specific area (this is known as his/her remit see below for details), ensuring that it delivers best value and adheres to the councils priorities of Equality, Social inclusion & Sustainability.
In some circumstances Cabinet Members and / or Committee Chairman may have to take a decision (other than a key decision) within his / her remit, within the policy and budget framework. Any such decision is notified to all members of the Council within 2 working days of it having been made.
All decision forms sent to the Chief Executive are kept in a Register which is tabled at all meetings of the Cabinet and is available for public inspection.
Any queries on this matter can be directed to Karen Strahan (01392) 382264 or email email@example.com
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Cabinet Member Remit
- Leader of the Council and Policy and Corporate
- Adult Social Care, Families & Post 16
- Highways and Transportation
- Environmental and Community
- Children, Health and Wellbeing
- Business Services and Cabinet Liaison for Exeter
- Economy, Enterprise and Employment
The responsibilities of the Cabinet shall be divided into the following Cabinet Remits. Cabinet Members will also exercise regular budget monitoring of the resources allocated by the Council for those purposes, seek to achieve best value in the services for which they are responsible and have regard to the Council's policies and strategic objectives with respect to sustainability and Local Agenda 21. There may be elements of these Remits which overlap with other Remits and in these circumstances Cabinet Members will exercise their responsibilities jointly, particularly in respect of identifying the future delivery and direction of services.
POLICY AND CORPORATE
Responsibility for the strategic direction and community engagement of the Council, the development of external relations and partnerships and oversight of the formulation and coordination of corporate planning and policy development within the Council’s Policy and Budget Framework and, in particular, the oversight of its governance and external affairs arrangements and the development of the Farms Estate.
Responsibility for the management of the Council’s finances, property and trading units, the use of its assets and the development of its estates, including the schools' and education property portfolio, and oversight of the Council’s annual budget setting, medium and long term financial planning, monitoring of capital and revenue expenditure, year end closure of the accounts and Treasury Management activities so as to achieve value for money in the delivery of Council services.
CHILDREN, HEALTH & WELLBEING
Responsibility, as Lead Member for Children’s Services, for fulfilling the Council’s statutory lead role and discharging all the Council’s functions as a local education authority particularly in respect of schools, support to children with special educational needs, provision of learning services, strategic commissioning of services for children & young people, school planning, school transport and the provision of early years services, child harm reduction services, children in care, carers, children’s homes and the Atkinson Unit.
Responsibility for fulfilling the Council’s statutory lead role in relation to the Council’s Health & Wellbeing Board and, working with key partners, for the development of a health & wellbeing strategy and joint strategic needs assessments and the discharge of all the functions of the Council as the Public Health Authority in promoting the health and wellbeing of the public; having regard to the Council’s strategic objectives and working collegiately to secure the future delivery and direction of these services.
ADULT SOCIAL CARE, FAMILIES & POST 16
Responsibility, as Lead Member for Adult Social Care, for the discharge of all the Council’s functions, powers and duties under Social Services legislation and all the functions of the Council which relate to the care and welfare of adults including those with additional needs, the commissioning of social care services for those in need including adult protection and harm reduction services and the provision of services for families with most complex needs, carers, the Post 16 age group and an integrated youth service including the Youth Offending Service; having regard to the Council’s strategic objectives and working collegiately to secure the future delivery and direction of services.
HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION
Responsibility for the discharge of the Council’s powers and duties as a Highway Authority, taking particular account of road safety requirements and asset management of the county highway network, for the production and implementation of a Local Transport Plan and for flooding and coast protection planning; having regard to the Council’s strategic objectives and working collegiately to secure the future delivery and direction of services.
ECONOMY, ENTERPRISE AND EMPLOYMENT
Responsibility for fulfilling the Council’s role in relation to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and the promotion of the economy of the county, the encouragement of employment through regeneration and investment, fulfilling the Council’s lead role relating to the provision of post-16 education, training and skills for employment in schools, colleges and other settings and the development of strategic planning in cooperation with other Cabinet Members and the Council’s partners in all these areas and the Council’s response to energy-related issues.
ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY
Responsibility for those Council services which safeguard individuals in the community and enhance their quality of life: in particular waste disposal and recycling, carbon reduction, climate change, countryside management, heritage, conservation, gypsies and travellers, community safety including trading standards, consumer protection and emergency planning, the Registration Service and for the provision of a basic adult learning services, a library and archives service and support for the arts.
Liaising with public sector bodies and the voluntary and community sector (the Third Sector) in Devon such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, the Council for Voluntary Services and the Community Council of Devon to develop such relationships for mutual advantage and community gain, working together for the benefit of people and communities in Devon.
BUSINESS SERVICES AND CABINET LIAISON FOR EXETER
Responsibility for all staffing issues which fall outside the remit of the Personnel Partnership, for the development of the Council’s IT and procurement systems, for the oversight of its customer service and public relations arrangements and for a coordinated approach through both external and internal assessment to the improvement of performance and risk management across the Council.
Liaising with Cabinet Members to ensure the co-ordinated management of the Council’s plans and policies and the integrated delivery of services for the people of Exeter by the County Council and partner organisations, within the context of the City’s relationship to its surrounding geographical area and the Council’s strategic objectives, and acting as the Cabinet proponent for advancing the needs of and aspirations of the County’s Capital City.