This is where you can find the reports for decisions made by the Council. To view the minutes of meetings please go to the relevant meeting page by navigating from the Meeting Calendar tab or the Committees tab.

This includes decisions taken at Committee meetings as well as decisions taken by individual Portfolio Holders from May 2014 onwards.

For individual Portfolio Holder decisions before 2014, please use the connected sub tab labelled Portfolio Holder Decisions before 2014

Structure of the Council


Following the introduction of the Local Government Act 2000 a new political structure was adopted in Colchester. The old Committee system was replaced by a new system . Under this system, a Council leader is appointed who is responsible for forming a Cabinet. The Cabinet is responsible for most decision making on day to day matters, although it must operate within the policy framework set by the full Council.


A number of Panels are in place to scrutinise decisions and review and develop policy. The Planning and Licensing Committees and the Governance and Audit Committee are responsible for the regulatory functions of the Council.


The Leader of the Council and the Cabinet


The Leader of the Council is elected at the Council’s Annual meeting. The Council is currently run by a joint administration consisting of the Liberal Democrat Group and the Labour Group. The Council Leader is Councillor Mark Cory (Liberal Democrat).


The Cabinet is made up of seven Councillors, each of whom is responsible for a specific area, known as a Portfolio. The political composition of the Cabinet is 4 Liberal Democrat members and 3 Labour members. Further information about the membership of the Cabinet is available from the Committees tab in the list on the right of the screen.



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Revisions to Relationship Breakdown and Succession Policy PortfolioCouncillor Adam Fox26 Aug 2020Decision Proposed
Final Report of the Waste Task and Finish GroupThe Cabinet will consider a report setting out the recommendations from the Waste and Recycling Task and Finish GroupCommitteeCabinet27 Aug 2020Implemented
The Better Colchester Strategic Plan 2020-2023Cabinet will consider a report inviting it to approve the draft Strategic Plan 2020-23 and to recommend it to Full Council for adoption.. The Strategic Plan sets the priorities for the borough and the Council for the next three years. CommitteeCabinet2 Sep 2020Implemented
Nomination for Deputy MayorCabinet will consider nominations for the Deputy Mayor of Colchester from 21 October 2020 - May 2022, in order to make a recommendation to Council.CommitteeCabinet2 Sep 2020Implemented
Contract for Provision of CCTV Equipment PortfolioCouncillor Theresa Higgins2 Sep 2020Decision Subject To Call In
Work Programme 2020-2021

This report sets out the current Work Programme 2020-2021 for the Governance and Audit Committee. This provides details of the reports that are scheduled for each meeting during the municipal year. 

CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee8 Sep 2020Decision Proposed
2019/2020 Year End Review of Risk Management

This report provides members with an overview of the Council’s risk management activity undertaken during the financial year from 01 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee8 Sep 2020Decision Proposed
Capital Expenditure Monitor 2020/2021

The Committee is invited to review progress on the Capital Programme. The report addresses the budgetary position of schemes included in the Capital Programme for the first quarter of the financial year, together with budget forecasts for 2020/21 and future years.

CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee8 Sep 2020Decision Proposed
Financial Monitoring Report – April to June 2020

The Committee will hear a report reviewing the Council’s overall financial position based on profiled income and expenditure for the three months to 30 June 2020, and will have the opportunity to hold Service Managers and Portfolio Holders accountable for their budgets.

CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee8 Sep 2020Decision Proposed
Colchester Borough Homes Annual Report and Governance Statement

The Committee will consider a report inviting it to consider and comment on the Governance Assurance Statement of Colchester Borough Homes.

CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee8 Sep 2020Decision Proposed