Cabinet

Find out who the leader of the council is, who sits on the cabinet, when it meets and listen to recordings of previous meetings.

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

The Cabinet is:

  • made up of the Leader of the Council and 7 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.

Adult Care

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

Children's Services, Education and Skills

Includes: Children's Services including Child Exploitation.

Economic Development and Infrastructure

Includes: Communications, Customer Rights and Complaints, Devolution, Digital, Economic Development and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

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, Trading Standards.

Finance and Assets

Includes: Finance, Procurement, Property and Transformation.

Health

Includes: Coroners, Domestic Abuse and Community Safety, Equalities, Gypsies and Travellers, Mental Health, Registrars, Sport and Suffolk Health and Wellbeing.

Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs

Includes: Cabinet Planning, County Farm Estates, Highways, Human Resources, Localities, Policy and Central Services and Scrutiny and Monitoring.

Ipswich, Communities and Waste

Includes: Ipswich,  Voluntary and Community Sector and Public Transport (Demand Responsive Transport) and Waste.

 

Councillor Matthew Hicks

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Infrastructure

About Matthew Hicks

Contact details:

Matthew Hicks

Councillor Mary Evans 

Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs

About Mary Evans

Contact details:

 Mary Evans

Councillor Beccy Hopfensperger

Cabinet Member for Adult Care

About Beccy Hopfensperger

Contact details:

Beccy Hopfensperger

Councillor Gordon Jones

Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education and Skills

About Gordon Jones

Contact details:

Gordon Jones

Councillor James Reeder

Cabinet Member for Health

About James Reeder

Contact details:

 James Reeder formal WS

Councillor Richard Rout

Cabinet Member for Environment, Public Protection 

About Richard Rout

Contact details:

 Richard Rout informal WS

Councillor Richard Smith, MVO

Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets

About Richard Smith, MVO

Contact details:

 Richard Smith

Councillor Paul West

Cabinet Member for Ipswich, Communities and Waste

About Paul West

Contact details:

 Paul West

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.

Date

Venue

Time

Tuesday 15 May 2018 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 19 June 2018 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 24 July 2018 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 11 September 2018 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 9 October 2018 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 6 November 2018 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 4 December 2018 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 29 January 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 26 February 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 26 March 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 23 April 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 21 May 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 18 June 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 16 July 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 10 September 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 8 October 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 5 November 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm
Tuesday 5 December 2019 Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich 2pm

Dates after May 2019 will be subject to reconsideration by Council on 23 May 2019.

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 are audio recorded when they take place in Endeavour House. We then publish the audio to YouTube. 

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

Date of meeting

Links to audio

Tuesday 15 May 2018
Tuesday 17 April 2018
Tuesday 20 February 2018
Tuesday 23 January 2018
Tuesday 5 December 2017
Tuesday 7 November 2017
Tuesday 10 October 2017
Tuesday 12 September 2017
Tuesday 11 July 2017
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Tuesday 22 February 2017
Tuesday 31 January 2017
Tuesday 24 January 2017
Tuesday 13 December 2016
Tuesday 15 November 2016
Tuesday 18 October 2016
Tuesday 13 September 2016
Tuesday 12 July 2016
Tuesday 30 June 2016
Tuesday 14 June 2016
Tuesday 17 May 2016
Tuesday 19 April 2016
Tuesday 22 March 2016
Tuesday 23 February 2016
Tuesday 26 January 2016
Tuesday 8 December 2015
Tuesday 10 November 2015
Tuesday 13 October 2015
Tuesday 15 September 2015
Tuesday 14 July 2015
Tuesday 16 June 2015
Tuesday 19 May 2015
Tuesday 24 February 2015
Tuesday 27 January 2015
Tuesday 9 December 2014
Tuesday 11 November 2014

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

Tuesday 14 October 2014
Tuesday 9 September 2014
Tuesday 1 July 2014
Tuesday 10 June 2014
Tuesday 25 March 2014