Home About the council How the council works Meetings and decisions The Cabinet The Cabinet is made up of 8 members, including the Leader of the Council The Cabinet meets monthly and is responsible for the most important decisions affecting the council. It also makes recommendations to the council regarding the annual budget and major plans.Browse minutes and agendas for Cabinet meetingsThe Leader acts as the Chairman of the Cabinet and chooses up to nine other members.Each Cabinet member is given specific roles or responsibilities:Cabinet memberRoleMr N. J. Rushton CCLeader of the CouncilStrategic and external relationshipsEconomic developmentHousing growth and developer contributionsRegulatory services and resilienceMinerals and waste planningMr J. B. Rhodes CCDeputy Leader of the CouncilFinance and resources (staff, property, ICT)Performance managementTransformation (Chairman of Board)Mr I. Ould OBE CCDesignated lead member for children and young people (statutory)Relations with schoolsChildren’s social care, safeguarding and children in careChildren’s Champion. Supporting Leicestershire’s Families (Chair of Children and Families Partnership)Youth offending serviceCommunity safetyMr R. Blunt CCAdult social care Heritage, leisure and arts Mr B. Pain CCEnvironment and highwaysStrategic transportationWaste managementRecycling FloodingPassenger transportMr L. Breckon JP CCHealth and wellbeing, including sportChairman of the Health and Wellbeing BoardNHS Trust provider and commissioner relationsMental health championMrs L. Richardson CCEqualitiesCommunity engagementChair of Leicestershire Rural PartnershipShire grantsGreen plaquesMr R. Shepherd CCSupport to the Deputy Leader on his portfolio Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Helpful but, please select a reason Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No No, please select a reason Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.