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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Licensing Committee Work Programme 2020-2021 The Committee will consider a report setting out the current Work Programme 2020-2021 for the Licensing Committee, providing details of the reports that are scheduled for each meeting during the municipal year. CommitteeLicensing Committee11 Nov 2020Decision Proposed
Caravans and Park Homes UpdateThe Committee will consider a report  providing an update on the licensing of caravan sites following the lifting of the provisions put in place as a result of the pandemic. CommitteeLicensing Committee11 Nov 2020Decision Proposed
Statutory Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle StandardsThe Committee will consider a report examining the implications for the Council's Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy of the Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Standards issued by the Department of Transport in July 2020.CommitteeLicensing Committee11 Nov 2020Decision Proposed
Review of the Statement of Licensing Policy The Committee will be requested to approve the draft Statement of Licensing Policy, following a period of public consultation, and recommend its adoption to full Council.CommitteeLicensing Committee11 Nov 2020Decision Proposed
Electrical Safety and Testing Policy PortfolioCouncillor Adam Fox13 Nov 2020Decision Proposed
Use of The Old Library by Colchester Amphora Trading LtdNot for publication by virtue of paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 (financial/business affairs of a particular person, including the authority holding information)OfficerMandy Jones17 Nov 2020Decision Proposed
Award of Contract Arrangement for Works in the 100 Homes Project PortfolioCouncillor Adam Fox18 Nov 2020Decision Proposed
Award of Contract for the Replacement of 100 Kitchens in the Social Housing Stock PortfolioCouncillor Adam Fox19 Nov 2020Decision Proposed
COVID19 – Business Grants PortfolioCouncillor Mark Cory20 Nov 2020Decision Proposed
Equality and Safeguarding - Annual Update Report

The Committee will consider a report setting out the Council’s duties and updates for Equality & Safeguarding, and which illustrates the steps the Council has taken to meet these mandatory requirements and specific duties.

CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee24 Nov 2020Decision Proposed