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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The Northern Gateway Heat Network: Project and Finance UpdateCabinet will consider a report providing an update on the Northern Gateway Heat Network project and finance.CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Progress of Responses to the PublicCabinet will consider a report summarising the responses made to Have Your Say! submissions at Council and Cabinet meetings.CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Calendar of Meetings 2021-22Cabinet will consider a report inviting it to agree a Calendar of Meetings for the 2021-22 municipal year. CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Review of Management Agreement with Colchester Borough HomesCabinet will consider a report presenting the outcomes of a review of the Colchester Borough Homes management agreement and inviting Cabinet to renew it for a further five period beyond the end of the current term.CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Request for Delegated Authority for the Procurement of Fleet for Helpline, Neighbourhood Services and Pest ControlCabinet will consider a report inviting it to delegate authority to the Chief Operating Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Waste, Environment and Transportation, to purchase or contract hire twenty-one vehicles, including electric and or hybrid vehicles.CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Capital Expenditure Progress and Programme UpdateCabinet will consider a report that sets out progress on the capital programme up to Quarter 2 and forecast expenditure on schemes.  The report recommends increased funding for some schemes and making two additions to the capital programmeCommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Climate Emergency Response: Housing Investment Programme UpdateCabinet will consider a report seeking approval for a package of investment works specifically aiming to improve energy efficiency of property within the Council’s housing stockCommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Officer Pay Policy Statement for 2021/22Cabinet will consider a report recommending the Officer Pay Policy for 2021-22, which covers all pay and benefits for all Colchester Borough Council employees, be recommended to Council for adoption.CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Fees and Charges 2021-22Cabinet will consider a report that sets out the proposed fees and charges for Council services for 2021-22.CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Colchester Community Stadium LtdCabinet will consider a report which sets out the future options for the Colchester Community Stadium Ltd.CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented