Committee details

Executive Board

Purpose of committee

The Executive Board is an Executive Committee of the Council. As the Council operates a Strong Leader and Cabinet form of governance (as set out in the provisions of the Local Government Act 2000), the Board’s responsibilities are delegated to it by the Leader of the Council. The purpose of the Board is to take decisions relating to the Council’s functions that are not the responsibility of any other part of the Council, whether by law or under the Constitution. The Executive Board has the authority to:

·  take Key and other Executive Decisions, unless delegated to a specific Executive Committee or individual within the Scheme of Delegation, or have been reserved by the Leader;

·  require the development of plans and strategies for approval by full Council that form the Policy Framework, with the exception of the Licensing Policy (due to it being a Non-Executive function); and

·  respond to reports or recommendations received from the Overview and Scrutiny Committees within two months of receipt and to publish the response if the report or recommendation has been published (except when reports or recommendations have been received by individual members of the Executive, in which case the responsibility to respond and publish lies with that individual).


The Leader determines the size of the Board and appoints a Deputy Leader and up to 8 other Councillors as Portfolio Holders. The Leader, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holders are the members of the Board. The Leader is the Chair of the Board, and the Deputy Leader is the Vice-Chair. Representation for the minority political groups is provided by giving the Leaders of those groups the right to attend and speak at Board meetings, including when exempt items are being considered.


The Board meets on a monthly basis, with the exception of August, and its meetings are open to the public.


Contact information

Support officer: Phil Wye. Email:

Phone: 0115 8764637