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The Cabinet is responsible for most day to day Council decisions.  The Leader of the Council, Councillor Adrian Hardman, appoints councillors to the Cabinet and these Cabinet Members have specific areas of responsibility; there are currently nine members of the Cabinet.

Meetings of Cabinet  are open to the public and press and will be held in public unless a matter to be discussed is confidential or exempt. Meetings will be broadcast (where possible) See recent and future webcasts.

The Cabinet must make its decisions in line with the overall policies, priorities and budget set by the full Council. Cabinet also considers and responds to reports and recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny Performance Board.

Individual Cabinet Member with Responsibility are authorised to take Executive decisions, as specifically delegated by Cabinet Find out more information about these decisions.

Key Decisions

Certain types of decision which are the responsibility of the Cabinet and Individual Cabinet Members with Responsibility are called 'key decisions', and in most circumstances, advance notice will be given of key and non key decisions in a monthly publication published by the Leader of the Council called the Forward Plan. A key decision is a decision which:

  • is in connection with the discharge of an executive function and
  • involves significant expenditure or savings having regard to the budget for the related service or function; or
  • has a significant effect on communities in two or more electoral divisions

Forward Plan

The purpose of the Forward Plan is so that all councillors and the public have advance notice of when decisions are likely to be taken by the Cabinet, individual Cabinet Member with Responsibility or any other executive decision - making body.

Where it Meets

Unless otherwise shown, all meetings are held at:
County Hall
Spetchley Road
WR5 2NP.

When it Meets

The Cabinet will normally meet monthly, on a Thursday, and in public.  Unless otherwise stated the meetings will be held at 10.00 a.m.

Agendas and Minutes

Cabinet Members

The Cabinet is not a committee and does not have to be politically balanced.

Public Participation

Members of the public may participate by presenting a petition, asking a question or making a comment having given appropriate notice (at least by 9.00 a.m on the morning prior to the Cabinet date). Find out more information on how to attend a meeting.

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about future meetings of the Cabinet or would like to present a petition, ask a question or make a comment please contact us.

 Email:       Nichola Garner

 Tel:  01905 766626

 Democratic Services Team
County Hall
Spetchley Road


Worcestershire County Council Cabinet Members

Councillor Cabinet Responsibilities
Adrian Hardman Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance
Simon Geraghty Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure
Liz Eyre Cabinet Member for Children and Families
Marcus Hart Cabinet Member for Health & Well-Being
John Smith Cabinet Member for Highways
John Campion Cabinet Member for Transformation and Commissioning
Anthony Blagg Cabinet Member for Environment
Sheila Blagg Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care
Lucy Hodgson Cabinet Member for Localism and Communities

Further Information

In this section

More Information

See also in our website

External websites

  • GOV.UK – public services all in one place
    The government's digital service for people in England and Wales. Also used to get information to the public in times of crisis or emergency.
  • UK Parliament
    A very easy to use site, including contact details for MPs, clear information about how Parliament works and current topics.
  • Cabinet Office
    With the Treasury, the Cabinet Office provides the head office of government.
  • Local council directory – GOV.UK
    Includes all county, metropolitan, unitary, borough and district authority sites.

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This page was last reviewed 23 January 2014 at 11:38.
The page is next due for review 22 July 2015.