Cabinet

The Cabinet (also known as the Executive) is the main decision making body of the Council. It is responsible for policies, plans and strategies which must be implemented within the budgetary and policy framework adopted by Full Council.  The Council elects the Leader each year at the Annual General Meeting (usually held in May) and the Leader appoints the rest of the Cabinet.

Each of the 8 members (including the Leader) also has individual special responsibility for a particular area of the Council's services. These portfolio areas are determined by the Leader within the Leader’s Scheme of Delegation and are summarised below.

 

Chair of Cabinet meetings and may act on behalf of, or instead of any other Cabinet members.

Email the Leader: nick.kelly@plymouth.gov.uk

Leads on:

  • Liaison with Government
  • Leadership representative of the Council on national and regional bodies
  • The overview of the Council and its resources
  • The Corporate Plan
  • Corporate policy development
  • One Plymouth
  • HM Dockyard and defence issues
  • Plymouth Fishing industries
  • Economy and Enterprise including Freeport
  • Regional and Local Economic Strategy (including regional transport links)
  • Strategic and commercial projects
  • Capital programme where delegated
  • Revenue Budget
  • Capital programme monitoring and oversight
  • Corporate property. Land and facilities management
  • Performance management and commitment delivery
  • District shopping centre revival
  • City Centre Company
  • Revenues and municipal enterprise
  • Designs for the future purpose, functions, shape and size of the organisation

The Deputy Leader deputises for the Leader as appropriate in the absence of the Leader and may nominate any Cabinet member to deputise for the Leader in the absence of the Leader and Deputy Leader.

Email the Deputy Leader: patrick.nicholson@plymouth.gov.uk

 

Leads on:

  • Health and Adult Social Care people’s services
  • Mental Health services
  • Physical disability services
  • Drug & alcohol services
  • Learning disabilities services
  • Adult’s public health
    • Dementia friendly city
    • Health and social care co-operative commissioning
    • Other healthcare matters
    • Children’s mental health
    • Children’s dental health
    • Children’s public health
    • Health and Wellbeing hubs investment programme
    • Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan
    • Strategic Green Infrastructure
    • Central Park
    • Fees and charges relating to portfolio

Email the Cabinet Member: mark.deacon@plymouth.gov.uk

Leads on:

  • Customer services
  • Community engagement
  • Leisure management contract
  • Library service
  • Mayflower 400 commemorations
  • Events, Culture, heritage and museums (Including Mount Edgecumbe)
  • Waterfront Partnership
  • The Box
  • Sports Development
  • Youth Services
  • Fees and charges relating to portfolio

Email the Cabinet Member: dave.downie@plymouth.gov.uk

Leads on:

  • Post 16 – Education and training
  • Plan for Education
  • Plymouth Education Board
  • Plymouth challenge
  • Schools
  • School admissions arrangements
  • Early Years
  • Adult Education
  • Higher and Further Education
  • Skills and Employability
  • Children’s Social Care
  • Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Adoption and Fostering
  • Corporate Parenting
  • Early intervention and prevention for families Youth Offending Team
  • Fees and Charges relating to portfolio

*S19 Children Act 2004 Lead Member (Cabinet Member Children and Young People is designated as the Lead Member for Children’s Services as required by Section 19 of the Children’s Act 2004)

Email the Cabinet Member: john.riley@plymouth.gov.uk

Leads on:

  • Regional lead for HR
  • Human Resources, Organisational development and trade Union liaison
  • Member development
  • Democracy and Governance
  • Legal and elections
  • Environmental health
  • Trading Standards
  • Taxi Licencing
  • Miscellaneous Licensing
  • Food safety
  • Crime and Anti-social behaviour
  • Safer Plymouth Community Safety Partnership
  • Civil Protection and resilience
  • Information technology
  • Digital transformation
  • Fees and charges relating to portfolio

Email the Cabinet Member: jonathan.drean@plymouth.gov.uk

Leads on:

  • Transport Policies and Strategies
  • Sustainable transport including cycling and walking
  • Strategic Highways
  • Highways maintenance
  • Parking
  • Marine services
  • Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Cruise Terminal/Port services
  • Fees and charges relating to portfolio

Email the Cabinet Member: vivien.pengelly@plymouth.gov.uk

Leads on:

  • Plan for Homes and delivery including strategic housing
  • Homelessness
  • Unauthorised encampments and Travellers Policy
  • Building Stronger Communities
  • Including volunteering, the voluntary and community sector, community use of Council assets and the Plymouth Change Fund
  • Welcoming Plymouth including equalities and diversity, asylum seekers and refugees
  • Veterans and Community Covenant
  • Tackling poverty
  • Child Poverty
  • National welfare policy and Council discretionary welfare funds
  • Fees and charges relating to portfolio

Email the Cabinet Member: maddi.bridgeman@plymouth.gov.uk

Leads on:

  • Street cleaning
  • Commercial and domestic waste management
  • Parks, recreation and sports pitches
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Carbon Neutral City
  • Tree management
  • Recycling
  • Energy Policy
  • Environmental enforcement
  • Marine National Park designation
  • Plastic free Plymouth
  • Fees and charges relating to portfolio