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Cabinet

The cabinet is the council's executive branch, responsible for proposing the policy framework and budget to the rest of the council and for taking decisions on resources and priorities throughout the year. The cabinet delivers and implements the budget and policies decided by the council.

Portfolio Holders

Leader of the Council

Responsibilities
Strategic leadership of the Council
Communications and marketing
Finance

Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services

Responsibilities
Adult learning
All housing services (including HRA)
Archives
Armed Forces Covenant
Climate change
Events and festivals
Greenspaces
Heritage
Homelessness and housing options
Kyndi
Leisure services
Libraries and community hubs
Medway Development Company
Sporting legacy
Theatres and arts
Tourism
Voluntary sector

Portfolio Holder for Adults' Services

Responsibilities
Adults' mental health and disability services (including learning and physical disabilities)
Adults' partnership commissioning (25+) and Better Care Fund
Community care
Health and health partnerships
Independent safeguarding and review service
Older people
Public health - lead member, including health and wellbeing board

Portfolio Holder for Business Managament

Responsibilities
All wardens
Audit and counter fraud
Bereavement services
Commissioning
Community centre
Customer contact
Democracy and governance
Emergency planning
Management of business
New joint ventures
Registration
Revenue and benefits
Risk management and performance monitoring

Portfolio Holder for Children's Services

Responsibilities
Children's partnership commissioning (0-25)
Children's provider services (including adoption, fostering, supported accommodation and residential care)
Children's social care and safeguarding services including safeguarding board
Early help (including Medway Action For Families, youth offending team (YOT) and youth services)
External inspections
Inclusion
SEND including mental health
SEND transport

Portfolio Holder for Education and Schools

Responsibilities
Child Friendly Medway champion (including Medway Youth Council)
Early years
Education safeguarding
Further education
Liaison between higher education and schools
Mainstream primary and secondary education
Mainstream school transport
Newly qualified teachers
School organisation and capital projects
School services (including admissions and Medway Test)

Portfolio Holder for Front Line Services

Responsibilities
Highways
Medway Norse
Parking
Public transport
Street cleaning and waste collection/recycling/waste disposal
Street lighting
Traffic management
Transport strategy
Travel safety

Portfolio Holder for Inward Investment, Strategic Regeneration and Partnerships

Responsibilities
External funding/income generation
Heritage champion
Inward investment
Medway the place
Strategic partnerships
Strategic regeneration and planning

Portfolio Holder for Planning, Economic Growth and Regulation

Responsibilities
Economic development
Employment
High streets
Licensing (executive functions only)
Local plan
Markets
Planning policy
Regulation - environmental health, trading standards and enforcement (executive functions only)
Social regeneration
South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership

Portfolio Holder for Resources

Responsibilities
Business and administration support service
Category management / procurement
CCTV
Community safety partnership
Complaints policy and management
Council plan and performance and service improvement
HR
ICT
Legal
Property
Transformation and digital services
Travellers

Cabinet Meetings

2019 to 2023

2019 to 2023

2019 to 2023

2015 to 2019

2015 to 2019

2015 to 2019

2011 to 2015

2011 to 2015

2011 to 2015

Only meetings where attendance records are available are shown above. To view the list of meetings for each term, click on the appropriate heading. Click on the date of a meeting to see who was present.

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