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This page lists the meetings for Cabinet.


Information about Cabinet

The Cabinet comprises the Leader and 9 Cabinet Members and discusses and takes decisions on the most significant issues facing the City Council.  These include issues about the direction of the Council, its policies and strategies, as well as city-wide decisions and those which affect more than one Council service.


Attending Meetings


Meetings of the Cabinet are open to the public.


There is an opportunity for members of the public to ask the Cabinet Members questions and to submit petitions under the agenda item ‘Public Questions and Petitions’.


The arrangements for dealing with questions and petitions at meetings of the Cabinet which are held remotely are as follows:-


If you wish to ask a question or present a petition at the meeting, you must submit the question/petition in writing at least 2 clear days in advance of the date of the meeting, by email to the following address:  For meetings held on a Wednesday, questions/petitions will need to be received by 9.00 a.m. on the Monday of that week. You will also need to provide a contact email and/or telephone number to enable a meeting invitation to be issued to you to join the meeting remotely.


The Chair of the meeting has discretion as to how questions and petitions are presented at the meeting and as to whether you are invited to ask your question or present a petition at the meeting or they are read out at the meeting. A response to the question or petition will be given by the appropriate Cabinet Member or Council officer.  If you are not able to attend the meeting, your question/petition may be referred to the appropriate Cabinet Member, and an answer/response will be provided to you.


Where a submitted question or petition cannot be answered because of a technological failure, if time does not allow, or where a Member undertakes to provide a written answer/response, the written answer/response will be provided to you and will be published on the Council website.


Please note that the Chair of the meeting may not accept petitions or questions which relate to:-


(i) matters not being within the responsibility of the Local Authority or which affects the City or its inhabitants;

(ii) judicial or quasi-judicial matters;

(iii) individual planning/licence/grant applications or appeals;

(iv) named officers or Members of the Council;

(v) confidential matters of the type referred to in Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972; or

(vi) matters of an irrelevant, repetitious, defamatory, frivolous or offensive nature or a general misuse of the opportunity.


Please note that remote meetings will be filmed for live or subsequent broadcast via the council’s website. See the Council’s Webcasting Notice for more details.


Recording is allowed at Cabinet  meetings under the direction of the Chair of the meeting. The protocol on audio/visual recording and photography provides further information.