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|Name ||Description |
|Cabinet and Decisions ||It is the Cabinet’s responsibility to take the day-to-day decisions that implement the Council’s objectives. Each of the six members of the Cabinet is responsible for a specific portfolio of our work:
- Councillor Andrew Williams - Leader, and Portfolio Holder for Community Leadership, Planning and Regeneration
- Councillor Margaret Griffiths - Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing
- Councillor Mrs Laws - Portfolio Holder for Environment and Sustainability
- Councillor Harden - Portfolio Holder for Residents and Regulatory Services
- Councillor Nicholas Tiley - Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources
Councillor Ayling - Cabinet Support Member
Within their portfolios, the Members have been delegated powers to make decisions. They are also the key spokespeople and leaders on that area of Council work, both within the Council and to the residents of Dacorum Borough.
|Overview and Scrutiny Committees ||The Overview & Scrutiny Committees of the Council have an important role in guiding and examining our policies and performance. |
They are involved in keeping under review the whole range of the Council’s activities. They scrutinise the proposals, actions and decisions of the Cabinet and Council; as well as developing and reviewing policy areas and making recommendations of their own. This work enables the Committees to work with Council and community representatives and make positive contributions to the resident’s quality of life.
Dacorum Borough Council has three Overview and Scrutiny Committees with different areas of responsibility. Each Committee has twelve Members, appointed at Annual Council each year. The Committees are politically balanced, to reflect the composition of the Council as a whole, and likewise the Chairman and Vice-Chair can be from any of the political groups.
|Regulatory Committees ||The following Committees are appointed to discharge specific Council functions that are not the responsibility of the Cabinet:
- Development Control
- Employment Appeals
|Full Council ||The full Council of Dacorum Borough is where the 51 elected Councillors meet to discuss and make the decisions that form the foundation of our work. It is responsible for the Council’s Constitution and Budget. It also makes decisions on the framework of policy that directs all aspects of the Council’s activities, including:
The Annual Council meeting, which takes place in May each year, is also responsible for appointing Members to Committees, appointing the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, and agreeing the number and scope of Cabinet portfolios.
- Community Plan
- Community Safety Strategy
- Development Plan
- Corporate Work Programme
- Local Agenda 21
|Task and Finish Groups ||Task and Finish Groups are established to carry out detailed work on specific topics or issues. The groups are established, and their membership managed, by the Programming Panel, which consists of the three political group leaders with advice and support from appropriate officers. |
Members are appointed to Task and Finish Groups based on their interest, either on the issue or as a representative of a relevant ward, and personal knowledge or expertise.
The Groups are Member led, and conduct their business on an informal basis. They have no decision-making powers, but aid the policy development of the Council by examining important issues and preparing ideas and recommendations for consideration.
|Miscellaneous ||In addition to the Committees established under the Constitution of Dacorum Borough Council, Members are also involved in a wide variety of groups based on a local and regional level. These often address strategic issues and the involvement of local Members ensures that the interests of Dacorum Borough can be reflected in their work. It also enables policy development at a local level to benefit from wider experience and expertise. |
This Group consists of seven councillors whose role is to receive and consider reports from the External Auditor (e.g. The Annual Audit and Inspection Letter, SAS610, etc) and the Internal Auditor including the arrangements made for the co-operation between Internal Audit, external audit and other review bodies.
- Periodic Electoral Review
The Boundary Committee for England has begun a review of Dacorum’s electoral arrangements that aims to make sure that, where possible, every Borough Councillor represents the same number of electors.
- Dacorum Community Safety Partnership
Dacorum Community Safety Partnership is a wide partnership with the following statutory members: Dacorum Borough Council, Hertfordshire Police Authority, Dacorum Primary Care Trust, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Hertfordshire Constabulary.