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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Colchester Borough Council Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2019/20

1.1         The Panel will consider a report setting out the Council’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions recorded for financial year 2019/20. It also outlines how emissions reductions will be managed going forward with the introduction of a Carbon Management Plan for 2020-2023.

CommitteeEnvironment and Sustainability Panel17 Dec 2020Decision Proposed
Response to Babergh and Mid Suffolk Joint Local Plan PortfolioCouncillor Julie Young23 Dec 2020Decision Proposed
Award of contract for mobile, voice and data services PortfolioCouncillor Mark Cory5 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Stanway Land Asset Transfers PortfolioCouncillor David King6 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Housing Revenue Account Fees and Charges 2021-22 PortfolioCouncillor Adam Fox7 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Work Programme 2020-21This report sets out the current Work Programme 2020-2021 for the Policy Panel, providing details of the items of business that are currently scheduled for each meeting during the municipal year. CommitteePolicy Panel13 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Grounds Maintenanace Contract OptionsLeadership Board agreed at its meeting on 8 December to request that the Policy Panel participate in the review of future options for delivery of the grounds maintenance services across the Borough and make recommendations to Cabinet.CommitteePolicy Panel13 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Roman Circus Management Plan  PortfolioCouncillor Julie Young14 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Development Brief for the ABRO Site PortfolioCouncillor Julie Young14 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Essex County Council Consultation - Colchester Future Transport Strategy  PortfolioCouncillor Martin Goss18 Jan 2021Decision Proposed