Committee details


Purpose of committee

The role of the Cabinet


The role of the Cabinet is to develop, propose and implement policy.


Read the Cabinet’s terms of reference.


Read each individual Cabinet member’s terms of reference.


Its forward plan identifies key decisions that are going to be made on behalf of the council, and who will be making those decisions.  The forward plan can be viewed here.  This will also highlight whether any reports are to be considered in private and will outline the reason for this decision.


For information on Cabinet member decisions, visit our Cabinet member decision pages.  Forthcoming decisions will be listed here, and past decisions can be viewed here


Cabinet meetings


The Cabinet meets every month. Meetings are generally open to the public although some meetings or parts of meetings are held in private.


The current Cabinet portfolios are as follows:


A Macpherson: Leader of the Council


S Bowles: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development


J Ward: Cabinet Member for Civic Amenities


M Winn: Cabinet Member for Communities


P Irwin: Cabinet Member for Environment and Leisure


H Mordue: Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources


P Strachan: Cabinet Member for Planning and Enforcement


C Paternoster: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure


Sir B Stanier Bt: Cabinet Member for Waste and Licensing


Contact information

Support officer: Bill Ashton; Email:;.

Postal address:
AVDC Council Offices
The Gateway
Gatehouse Road
HP19 8FF

Phone: (01296) 585858


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