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Cabinet Decision: 5th March 2009
Title of Item/Report
Proposed Revision to Cabinet Member Portfolios
Record of the Decision
At its meeting held on 9th July 2008 (min C89/08 refers) Council approved changes to the Cabinet structure which saw it increase in size to nine members, and entailed the creation of two new Cabinet Portfolios combining and replacing the responsibilities previously held by the Cabinet Portfolio for Corporate & Social Inclusion.

The Portfolios for Corporate Management & Finance and Access & Communities were established and the service responsibilities previously held by the Cabinet Portfolio for Corporate & Social Inclusion were split into the two new Portfolios as appropriate.

Responsibility for the Council's Communications function sat within the Cabinet Member Portfolio for Corporate Management & Finance. However, it was considered that Communications would be best placed alongside Community Engagement & Consultation

It was therefore suggested that responsibility for Communications be moved from the Corporate Management and Finance Portfolio to the Access and Communities Portfolio

RECOMMENDED to Council that the proposed revision to the Cabinet Member Portfolios for Corporate Management & Finance and Access & Communities be approved.
Reasons for the Decision
Currently, responsibility for the Council's Communications function sits within the Cabinet Member Portfolio for Corporate Management & Finance. At its meeting held on 9th July 2008 (min C89/08 refers) Council approved the establishment of the Cabinet Portfolio for Access & Communities; and a number of service responsibilities previously held by the Cabinet Portfolio for Corporate & Social Inclusion were split into the two new Portfolios for Corporate Management & Finance and Access & Communities.

This proposed revision to the responsibilities for the Council's Communications function is considered a necessary further realignment to each Portfolio in order to achieve responsibility for both Communications and Community Engagement & Consultation within the one portfolio area.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not applicable
Attachment

Date of Publication: 10 March 2009


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