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 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.

 

Decisions

 
TitleDetailsDecision TypeDecision MakerImplementation DateStatus
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Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2021-2022Cabinet will consider a report which provides details of the Local Council Tax Support Scheme from 1 April 2021 and invites Council to refer it to Council for adoption.CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Positive Parking StrategyCabinet will consider a report inviting it to adopt the Positive Parking Strategy, which sets out the future of Colchester's car parks.CommitteeCabinet1 Dec 2020Implemented
Esssex County Council Consultation – Sustainable Modes of Travel Strategy PortfolioCouncillor Martin Goss2 Dec 2020Decision Proposed
Award of Contract for the Build of New Council Homes at Military Road PortfolioCouncillor Adam Fox2 Dec 2020Decision Proposed
Review of the Statement of Licensing Policy – Licensing Act 2003D...Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 121 of the Licensing Committee meeting of 11 November 2020 be approved and adopted.CommitteeCouncil3 Dec 2020Implemented
Local Code of Corporate GovernanceH...Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 235 of the Governance and Audit Committee meeting of 24 November 2020 be approved and adopted.CommitteeCouncil3 Dec 2020Implemented
Review of Ethical Governance PoliciesG...Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 233 of the Governance and Audit Committee meeting of 24 November 2020 be approved and adopted.CommitteeCouncil3 Dec 2020Implemented
Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2021 – 2022

E...Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 521 of the Cabinet meeting of 23 November 2020 be approved and adopted.

CommitteeCouncil3 Dec 2020Implemented
Officer Pay Policy Statement for 2021/22

F...Motion that the recommendation contained in draft minute 522 of the Cabinet meeting of 23 November 2020 be approved and adopted.

CommitteeCouncil3 Dec 2020Implemented
Schedule of Portfolio Holder DecisionsCouncil is invited to note the Schedule of Portfolio Holder decisions for the period 3 October 2020 - 20 November 2020CommitteeCouncil3 Dec 2020Implemented