Committee details


Purpose of committee

Wyre’s Cabinet (sometimes called the Executive) make many of the ongoing decisions about how the council’s budget is spent. The current number of Cabinet members is the Leader plus five portfolio holders.


Full Council elects the Leader who then decides the number of other members of the Cabinet (the maximum is eight plus the Leader) and what their portfolios (responsibilities) will be. The Leader also chooses which councillor will be Deputy Leader and the other members of the Cabinet.


The council publishes details of all the major Cabinet and Portfolio Holder decisions (key decisions) and any decisions that Cabinet will take in private in the forward plan at least 28 days beforehand. Cabinet is responsible for implementing the budget and policy framework approved by the Full Council. Cabinet cannot make any decisions outside the council’s budget and policies. Cabinet meets on Wednesdays at 5pm every 4-5 weeks (approximately) and, unless it is discussing confidential matters, members of the public are welcome to attend. Public questions for Cabinet may be submitted at any time by email to


Contact information

Support officer: Marianne Unwin. Democratic Services Officer

Phone: 01253 887326

Email: Marianne Unwin