Cabinet

Find out who the leader of the council is, who sits on the cabinet, when it meets and find webcasts/audio of meetings.

You can browse past and future cabinet agendas, reports and minutes.

The Cabinet is:

  • made up of the Leader of the Council and 8 Cabinet members
  • responsible for key decisions within the policy framework set by the full County Council

Information about the key decisions the Cabinet will be considering in the next four months is published in the Key Decision Forward Plan.

Suffolk County Council has developed role profiles which give an indication of the skills a councillor may need and the responsibilities they may have during their term of office.

Table showing Cabinet Members and Responsibilities 

Leader of the Council

Includes: , Cabinet Planning, County Farms, Governance , Legal and Assurance, Health and Wellbeing Board, ICT, Policy and Central Services, Post Covid Recovery, Property and Human Resources.

About Matthew Hicks

Contact details:

Matthew Hicks WS LR 21

Councillor Richard Rout

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Environment

Includes: Finance, Procurement, Transformation, Wholly Owned Companies, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Archaeology, The Broads, The Brecks, Climate Emergency Response, Energy/Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), Environment Strategy,  Landscape Partnerships, Natural Environment and Protected Landscapes.

About Richard Rout

Contact details:

 

 Richard Rout WS HR 21

Councillor Rachel Hood

Cabinet Member for Education, SEND and Skills

Includes: Education Services, Home to School Transport, Inclusion Services, SEND and Skills.

About Rachel Hood

Contact details:

 Rachel Hood WS HR 21

Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger

Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Includes: Adult Social Care, Care Providers and Care Market Strategy, Health and Adult Social Care Integration, Mental Health, Safeguarding Adults, Strategic Planning for our Ageing Population and Supporting Lives and Connecting Communities.

About Beccy Hopfensperger

Contact details:

 Beccy Hopfensperger WS HR 21

Councillor James Reeder

Cabinet Member for Children and Young People's Services

Includes: Statutory Lead Member for Children's Services, Children's Services, Children's Health Services, Children's Homes, Corporate Parenting, Family Hubs, Fostering and Adoption, Safeguarding Children and Youth Justice.

About James Reeder

Contact details:

 

 James Reeder WS HR 21 Resized

Councillor Andrew Reid

Cabinet Member for Public Health, Public Protection and Communities

Includes: Citizens Advice Bureaus, Communities, Community Safety, Coroners and Registrars, Corporate Health and Safety, Emergency Planning, Equalities, Gypsies and Travellers, Heritage, Libraries, Physical Activity and Sport, Public Health, Rural Affairs, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, Trading Standards and the Voluntary Sector.

About Andrew Reid

Contact details:

 

 Andrew Reid WS HR 21

Councillor Richard Smith MVO

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Transport Strategy and Waste

Includes: Business Engagement and Enterprise, Housing Strategy, Infrastructure, Passenger Transport Unit,  Planning excluding Energy Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), Road Safety, Road Safe and Driver Offending Retraining Governance, Speeding, Transport Strategy and Waste.

About Richard Smith

Contact details:

 Richard Smith WS HR 21

Councillor Paul West

Cabinet Member for Ipswich, Operational Highways and Flooding

Includes: Flooding, Footpaths and Pavements, Highways Assets, Highway Drainage and Flooding, Ipswich, Rights of Way and Street Lighting.

About Paul West

Contact details:

 

 Paul West WS HR 21

You are welcome to attend meetings of the Cabinet.

The papers and agendas for the meetings are available on our website five days before the meeting.

Table showing the meeting dates of the Cabinet

Date

Venue

Time

Tuesday 15 June 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 13 July 2021  Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 14 September 2021 (Webcast link) Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 12 October 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 9 November 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 7 December 2021 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 1 February 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 1 March 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 26 April 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 24 May 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Monday 20 June 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 26 July 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 13 September 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 11 October 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 8 November 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm
Tuesday 6 December 2022 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich  2pm

Dates after May 2022 will be subject to reconsideration by Council on 19 May 2022.

If you would like to contact us, please email committee.services@suffolk.gov.uk or call 01473 265119, Monday to Friday; 9.30 am to 4.00 pm.

You can browse past and future cabinet agendas, reports and minutes.

Cabinet Meetings from the 21 May 2019 are webcast when they take place in Endeavour House. We live webcast to YouTube. You can find links to the webcasts below.

Cabinet meetings were audio recorded up 24 April 2019, and published to YouTube. Links to the audio recordings are available in the below table.

The links below will take you to the webcast/audio recording for the meeting as dated.

Table showing links to Cabinet Webcasts/audio recordings.

Links to webcast/ audio recording

11 November 2014 Due to a technical fault this Cabinet meeting was not recorded.