The Cabinet | Oxfordshire County Council

The Cabinet

All key decisions at Oxfordshire County Council are made by members of the Cabinet.

 

Councillor Ian Hudspeth

Ian Hudspeth, Leader of the CouncilLeader of the Council

Find out about Councillor Ian Hudspeth including how to contact him.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategy
  • Corporate and community leadership
  • Strategic communications
  • Major external partnerships
  • Regional issues
  • Economic development
  • District liaison
 
 

Councillor Rodney Rose

Councillor Rodney Rose, Deputy LeaderDeputy Leader of the Council

Find out about Councillor Rodney Rose including how to contact him.

Responsibilities:

  • Internal management
  • HR and industrial relations
  • Strategic rail
  • Fire control
  • Emergency planning
  • Flooding
  • Policy co-ordination
  • Fire and rescue
  • Trading standards
  • Equalities
  • Localities
  • Community cohesion
  • Voluntary & Community Sector
 
 

Councillor Lawrie Stratford

Councillor Lawrie StratfordCabinet Member for Finance

Find out about Councillor Lawrie Stratford including how to contact him.

Responsibilities:

  • Finance
 
 

Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles

Councillor Hilary Hibbert-BilesCabinet Member for Public Health

Find out about Councillor Hilary Hibbert-Biles including how to contact her.

Responsibilities:

  • Public Health
 
 

Councillor Judy Heathcoat

Councillor Judy HeathcoatCabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Find out more about Councillor Judy Heathcoat including how to contact her.

Responsibilities:

  • Adult Social Care
 
 

Councillor David Nimmo Smith

Councillor Judy HeathcoatCabinet Member for Environment

Find out more about Councillor David Nimmo Smith including how to contact him.

Responsibilities:

  • Highways & Transport
  • Minerals strategy
  • Strategic Waste & Waste Management
  • Environment Management
 
 
 

Councillor Melinda Tilley

Councillor Melinda TilleyCabinet Member for Children and Family Services

Find out more about Councillor Melinda Tilley including how to contact her.

Responsibilities:

  • Statutory Lead Member for Children's Services
 

Councillor Steve Harrod

Councillor Steve HarrodCabinet Member for Education

Find out more about Councillor Steve Harrod including how to contact him.

Responsibilities:

  • Education
 
 

Councillor Nick Carter

Councillor Nick CarterCabinet Member for Local Government, Business, ICT and Customer Services

Find out more about Councillor Nick Carter including how to contact him.

Responsibilities:

  • Local Government
  • Customer services
  • Communications
  • ICT
  • Support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME)
 
 

Councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale

Councillor Judy HeathcoatCabinet Member for Property, Cultural and Community Services

Find out more about Councillor Lorraine Lindsay-Gale including how to contact her.

Responsibilities:

  • Property
  • Registration service
  • Library service
  • Coroner's service
  • Music service
  • Museum service
  • History service
  • Cultural services
  • Tourism

What the Cabinet does

All the key decisions are made by Cabinet members, meeting either jointly as the Cabinet or as individual Cabinet members, taking delegated decisions within their own responsibilities. Cabinet meetings are held once a month and are attended by all ten Cabinet members. The Cabinet is also responsible for preparing the budget and policies to propose to the full council.

The two scrutiny committees provide advice to and challenge the Cabinet and may review its decisions.

More information on Cabinet meetings, including information on delegated decisions, can be found in the Council Constitution.

How the Cabinet is appointed

The Cabinet is directly appointed by the Leader of the Council. Currently, this is Councillor Ian Hudspeth, who leads a Conservative Independent Alliance made up of the 31 Conservative councillors together with two Independent councillors. This alliance forms the majority group on the Council.

Cabinet meetings and decisions

Members of the public may ask questions or submit petitions as long as the item is on the agenda and advance notice has been given. Key decisions that are expected to be made over the next four months are published in the forward plan.

Last reviewed
31 August 2016
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