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.



TitleDetailsDecision TypeDecision MakerImplementation DateStatus
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Minutes of Previous MeetingsThe Councillors will be asked to confirm that the minutes of the meetings held on 4 March and 18 March 2021 are a correct record.CommitteePlanning Committee1 Apr 2021Implemented
Local Authority Mortgage Rates PortfolioCouncillor David King12 Apr 2021Decision Proposed
Review and Revisions to Post Right to Buy Policy PortfolioCouncillor Adam Fox20 Apr 2021Decision Proposed
Award of contract for the purchase of 19 cage tipper vehicles PortfolioCouncillor Martin Goss27 Apr 2021Decision Proposed
Award of contract for the purchase of one Refuse Collection Vehicle PortfolioCouncillor Martin Goss27 Apr 2021Decision Proposed