Committee details


Purpose of committee

The Executive, consisting of the leader and nine other councillors, makes most decisions, except for decisions about the budget and major policy framework, which are made by the full council.

·            Leader of the Council, also responsible for communications, emergency planning and safer communities

·            Deputy Leader of the Council – responsible for Finance, Assets and Resources, and Special Projects

·            Executive Member for Open to Business, including economic development, regulatory services, the management of waste disposal and the integration of waste collection. Responsibility for building relationships with businesses, and with the LEP`s infrastructure board

·            Executive Member for Planning for Growth - the Council`s present responsibility, and preparing for Culture, Leisure, Sport and Housing responsibilities

·            Executive Member for Working in localities, including Stronger Communities, Area Constituency Committees, Broadband and mobile telephony,  and to act as the Council`s digital champion, working with Parish and Town Councils, libraries, and other face to face contact points (Registrars, Coroners and Records), and the Council`s response to Climate Change

·            Executive Member for Children and Young People’s Services with responsibility for fostering and adoption, children’s social care, safeguarding and prevention

·            Executive Member for Education, Learning and Skills, including Early Years, Schools, Apprenticeships, FE colleges and UTC`s and engagement with the Skills part of the LEP

·            Executive Member for Highways and Transportation, both road and rail. Bus services and engagement with Transport for the North

·            Executive Member for Health and Adult Services

·            Executive Member for Corporate Services, including Legal & Democratic Services, Overview & Scrutiny Committees, partnerships, performance management, customer contact, locality budgets, refugee and evacuee reception and support, NYLAF and Household Support Fund, Members support, IT, complaints and compliments, customer services and the  Council`s Contact Centre


Contact information

Support officer: Melanie Carr. Email:

Phone: 01609 533849