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Committee structure

Council

Council meetings are made up of all 39 elected members of the Council. The Council is responsible for deciding the authority’s overall policies and setting the budget each year. The Council also appoints committees to carry out various functions of local government. For further information about Council meetings, please click on the link below.

Cabinet

The Cabinet is the executive part of the Council. It is made up of the Leader, who is elected by the Full Council, and 5 other elected members. It discusses and makes decisions in line with the Council’s overall policies and budget. For further information on Cabinet meetings, please click on the link below.

Committees of the Council

These committees are appointed by the Council to carry out various functions of local government. For more information on the role of each committee and how to register to speak at their meetings, please follow the links below.

Cabinet Committees

Cabinet committees are made up of some members of the Cabinet. They are set up in order to make some decisions on Cabinet’s behalf. For more information, please follow the links below.

Cabinet Working Groups

These working groups have been set up by the Cabinet to gather information and advise on various matters of importance in the district.The meetings are not open to the public. For more information on each working group, please follow the links below.

Council Working Groups

These working groups have been set up by the Council to gather information and advise Council on various matters of importance in the district. Except for the Planning Policy Working Group, these meetings are not open to the public. For more information on each working group, please follow the links below.

Local Forums

Local forums give members of parish councils the opportunity to interact with officers of the Council. Parish councillors and officers can propose items for the agenda and discuss matters of importance to Uttlesford District and the wards within it. These meetings are not open to the public. For more information, please follow the links below.

Joint Committees