The Executive has seven Members and is the Council’s main decision making body. It is chaired by the Leader of the Council. It either makes decisions itself or six of its Members who hold Portfolios decide on matters relating to specialist areas. The Portfolios cover:
· Care Services (including Public Health);
· Renewal and Recreation;
· Public Protection and Safety.
By law the Executive cannot take all Council decisions - some matters have to be decided elsewhere, principally by the Development Control Committee and the General Purposes and Licensing Committee and their Sub-Committees.