Cabinet Forward Plan

The Council is required to publish a forward plan of key decisions to be taken by the Leader of the Council, Cabinet, individual Cabinet Members of Officers. For more information please:

The Forest of Dean District Council Cabinet is made up of:

Councillor name Role
Councillor Patrick Molyneux Leader of the council and Cabinet Member for Governance, Regeneration & Planning Policy
Councillor Brian Robinson Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Shared Services and growth
Councillor Brian Robinson Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Shared Services and growth
Councillor Carole Allaway Martin Cabinet Member for Housing and Wellbeing
Councillor Richard Boyles Cabinet Member for Finance, Asset Management and Performance
Councillor Marrilyn Smart OBE Cabinet member for Environment
Councillor Terry Hale Cabinet Member for Community

 For more information on individual cabinet member responsibilities please:

Overview and scrutiny

Decisions made within existing Council policies will usually become effective immediately. However if the decision is challenged by another councillor before it is

implemented it is ‘called in’ to the Strategic Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

The Strategic Overview & Scrutiny Committee, made up of non-Cabinet members has been established to:

  • monitor decisions
  • review policies & performance
  • make recommendations for future action.

The Council

The Council has the ultimate power to hold the Cabinet to account and to:

  • make decisions required by statute
  • consider, debate and approve budget, policy and major service proposals
  • scrutinise the performance of the Cabinet with the assistance of scrutiny committees
  • make appointments to committees and outside bodies
  • consider wider matters affecting the authority

Contact

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  • 01594 810000