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: Strategic Direction and Partnerships, Corporate Policy, Communications, Customer Rights and Complaints, Digital, Broadband and Major Infrastructure.

About Matthew Hicks

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Matthew Hicks

Councillor  

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education and Skills

Includes: Children's Services including Child Exploitation.

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Councillor 

Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Includes: Adult Social Care, Care Providers, Health and Social Care integration, Strategic Planning for our Ageing Population and Supporting Lives Connecting Communities.

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Councillor 

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Housing and Enterprise

Includes: Development and delivery of the Council's Housing Strategy, Economic Development, Business Engagement and Enterprise, Property Portfolio and Assets and County Farms Estates.

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    Councillor 

    Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources

    Includes: Cabinet Planning, Finance, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Policy and Central Services, Procurement, Transformation, Human Resources, and Governance, Legal and Assurance.

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    Councillor 

    Cabinet Member for Public Health and Prevention

    Includes: Coroners, Registrars, Mental Health, Physical Activity and Sport, Health and Wellbeing and the prevention of ill health.

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    Councillor 

    Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs

    Includes: Highways, Public Transport (Demand Responsive Transport) and Transport East.

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    Councillor 

    Cabinet Member for Environment and Public Protection

    Includes: Environment, Flooding, Health and Safety, Joint Emergency Planning Unit, Planning including working with District and Borough Councils on Planning Matters, Suffolk Fire and Rescue and Trading Standards, Sizewell C.

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    Councillor 

    Cabinet Member for Ipswich, Communities and Waste

    Includes: Equalities, Community Safety, Gypsies and Travellers, Heritage, Ipswich, Voluntary and Community Sector and Waste.

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    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 8 December 2020 Remote Meeting 2.30pm
    Tuesday 26 January 2021 Remote Meeting 2.30pm
    Tuesday 23 February 2021 Remote Meeting 2.30pm
    Tuesday 23 March 2021 Remote Meeting 2.30pm
    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 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

    Dates after May 2021 will be subject to reconsideration by Council on 27 May 2021.

    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.