Councillor Bridget Smith is the Leader of South
Cambridgeshire District Council and Chairman of the Executive
(Cabinet). The Executive consists of nine Cabinet members,
including the Leader and Deputy Leader.
Each Cabinet member has lead responsibility for
several Council services.
The Cabinet takes most day-to-day decisions in line
with the Budget and Policy Framework approved by the
Most decisions are taken collectively by Cabinet, but
individual lead Cabinet members also have delegated powers to make
decisions affecting their service areas where it is expedient for
them to do so.
Individual Cabinet members also have delegated powers
to make decisions affecting their service areas.
Members of the Press and public are welcome to attend
Cabinet meetings as observers,
subject to statutory access to information rules, and can
ask questions at
To help the public keep informed about what’s
coming up, each month we publish a
list of decisions to be taken
by Cabinet, Council and other bodies in the coming four months (the
“forward plan”). These
decisions will support and help the Council to achieve its long
term vision and strategic aims and objectives (insert
Details about the Executive (Cabinet) can be found in
Article 7 of the
Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution also sets
responsibility for Executive
functions, indicating levels of decision-making power
for Cabinet, individual Portfolio Holders or those matters reserved
for the Leader of the Council.