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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 Commercial Holdings Ltd (CCHL) Business Plans - Part B The Committee are invited to approve the business plans of the subsidiary companies of Colchester Commercial Holdings Ltd.CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Work Programme 2020-2021

This report sets out the current Work Programme 2020-2021 for the Governance and Audit Committee. This provides details of the reports that are scheduled for each meeting during the municipal year.

CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Colchester Commercial Holdings Ltd (CCHL) Business Plans 2021 - 2024To review, and make recommendations to Cabinet on, the new draft Colchester Commercial (Holdings) Limited Business Plans for 2021-24, and the subsidiary companies; including an overall recommendation to agree the Business Plans (with or without any changes).

To consider whether, given current global uncertainties, the Committee wish to recommend a shift to a ‘rolling’ three-year Business Plan period model to replace the set three-year Business Plan period.

To review the achievements of the Council’s companies in 2020/21 and note the ongoing governance arrangements which are in place.
CommitteeGovernance and Audit Committee19 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Irrecoverable Debts over £5,000 – sundry debtThe report accompanying this decision is not for publication as it contains exempt information.  PortfolioCouncillor David King20 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
NHS Consultation on Integrating Care PortfolioCouncillor Michael Lilley20 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
Interim Planning Scheme of DelegationMembers are asked to consider an amendment to the temporary measures that were introduced to allow planning decisions to be made during the Covid-19 lockdown and changes to the scheme of delegation while virtual committees are in operation. Members are also asked to note all those applications that have been determined under the delegated arrangements since the last update in December.CommitteePlanning Committee21 Jan 2021Implemented
201753 7 Lexden Grove, ColchesterErection of two-storey front and rear extension, increased width of existing side box dormer, and porchCommitteePlanning Committee21 Jan 2021Implemented
Minutes of the Previous MeetingThe Councillors will be asked to confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 10 December 2020 are a correct record
CommitteePlanning Committee21 Jan 2021Implemented
Middleborough Car Parking Spaces Lease Surrender

The report accompanying this decision is not for publication as it contains exempt information.  Members can access the report by logging into CMIS.

PortfolioCouncillor Michael Lilley22 Jan 2021Decision Proposed
2021/22 Housing Revenue Account Estimates and Housing Investment ProgrammeThis report invites the Panel to review and comment on the 2021/22 Housing Revenue Account Estimates and the Housing Investment Programme reports which are being submitted to Cabinet.CommitteeScrutiny Panel26 Jan 2021Decision Proposed