The Executive is chosen by the Mayor and is the council's main decision-making body. In addition to Dave Budd, the Mayor, who chairs the meetings, the Executive comprises of the deputy Mayor and seven councillors, each with designated responsibilities (known as portfolios). The Executive considers significant issues in connection with, for example, community safety, leisure, education, social services, highways and the environment.
Councillor Charles Rooney (Labour)
Deputy Mayor and Executive Member for Regeneration
Councillor Nicky Walker (Labour)
Executive Member for Finance and Governance
Councillor Mick Thompson (Labour)
Executive Member for Communities and Public Health
Councillor Julia Rostron (Labour)
Executive Member for Adult Health and Social Care
Councillor Mike Carr (Labour)
Executive Member for Children's Social Care
Councillor Tracy Harvey (Labour)
Executive Member for Environment
Councillor Jan Brunton (Labour)
Executive Member for Education and Skills
Councillor Lewis Young (Labour)
Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Sport
Although each Executive Member has their own responsibilities, there are also general responsibilities which every Executive Member is expected to fulfil.
- To be the principal spokesperson on issues relating to their portfolios
- To lead on the development and delivery of policies within their portfolio remit
- To commission scrutiny, when appropriate, to assist in policy development and attend scrutiny meetings when invited
- To report to council on activities they've undertaken and to be held to account by Councillors and the Mayor
- To respond to appropriate questions received in the council's public question time
- To represent the council on outside bodies
- To monitor service performance specific to their portfolio (including the budget)
- To participate in service reviews and inspections as appropriate
- To agree responses to government and other strategic consultation documents
- To promote appropriate non-Executive Member involvement in portfolio activities
- To take decisions, in line with agreed procedures, as authorised under the Executive Scheme of Delegation
- To maintain effective working relationships with officers
- To attend meetings of the Executive
Executive Meetings are held on a monthly basis and are open to the public. The meetings take place on a Tuesday at 1pm in the Town Hall. Members of the public are entitled, and welcome, to attend.
To view dates of executive meetings and other council meetings please download the Executive year planner.
Copies of the agenda and the reports which are to be discussed at each meeting can be accessed prior to the meetings or provided to you at the meeting itself should you wish to attend.
Notice of private meetings of the Executive
On 10 September 2012, new regulations were introduced by Parliament to increase access to information for members of the public. Notice of all private meetings (those meetings excluding the press and public) to consider decisions to made by the Executive/Individual Executive and Sub-Committees must now be made available 28 days prior to the meeting.