Decisions

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 Liberal Democrat administration. The Council Leader is Councillor David King.

The Cabinet is made up of eight Councillors, each of whom is responsible for a specific area, known as a Portfolio. Further information about the membership of the Cabinet is available from the Committees tab in the list on the right of the screen.

 

Decisions

 
TitleDetailsDecision TypeDecision MakerImplementation DateStatus
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Progress of Responses to the Public

Cabinet will consider a report setting out the progress of responses to members of the public who spoken under the Have Your Say provisions at recent meetings of Council, Cabinet and the Council's Committees and Panels.

 

CommitteeCabinet19 Dec 2023Implemented
Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2024-25

Cabinet will consider a report inviting it to refer the Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2024-25 to Full Council for adoption.

 

CommitteeCabinet19 Dec 2023Implemented
Acquisition of family homes from Developer within the Chesterwell development

The report accompanying this decision is not for publication as it contains exempt information.  Members can access the report by logging into CMIS.

PortfolioCouncillor Paul Smith21 Dec 2023Decision Proposed
Award of Contract for General Building

The report accompanying this decision is not for publication as it contains exempt information.  Members can access the report by logging into CMIS.

PortfolioCouncillor Paul Smith21 Dec 2023Decision Proposed
Purchase of Five Fields Court, St Edmunds House and Two Adjoining Areas of Land in Greenstead

Cabinet will consider a report seeks approval for the purchase of Five Fields Court, St Edmunds House and the two adjoining land areas from the current landowners, Notting Hill Gensis (NHG).

 

CommitteeCabinet3 Jan 2024Implemented
Minutes - Part B

Cabinet is invited to confirm the not for publication extract from the minutes of the meeting of 22 November 2023.

 

CommitteeCabinet3 Jan 2024Implemented
Accuracy in Financial Reporting

Cabinet will consider a motion from the Full Council meeting of 7 December 2023  informing Cabinet of its view.

 

CommitteeCabinet3 Jan 2024Implemented
Knife Crime

Cabinet will consider a motion on Knife Crime which was referred from the Full Council meeting of 7 December 2023.

 

CommitteeCabinet3 Jan 2024Implemented
Assessment of Colchester’s Ability to Develop the Skills the Economy Needs for the Future

Cabinet will consider the recommendation made by he Scrutiny Panel at its meeting on 14 November 2023.

 

CommitteeCabinet3 Jan 2024Implemented
Calendar of Meetings 2024-25

Cabinet will consider a report inviting it to approve the calendar of meetings for the 2024-25 municipal year.

 

CommitteeCabinet3 Jan 2024Implemented