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Overview of Southwark Council

Overview of Southwark Council

Published on 4th August 2022 under Blog Topic - Southwark Council,
A basic understanding of how Southwark council is structured is helpful for knowing the various ways of influencing policy.

What is the Cabinet, and what happens at its meetings?

Published on 4th August 2022 under Blog Topic - Southwark Council,
The Cabinet is a select group of councillors (it needs to be more than 2, but cannot be more than 10) who come together to make important council decisions.

The council’s process when making a decision

Published on 4th August 2022 under Blog Topic - Southwark Council,
A decision on council action may need to be made for a number of reasons. It could be a response to local pressures, national policy, or a predetermined council responsibility such as setting the budget.

Who are the different Cabinet members, and what do they do?

Published on 4th August 2022 under Blog Topic - Southwark Council,
Cabinet members are councillors that hold a specific portfolio, or area of responsibility, and attend Cabinet meetings to make important decisions.

Who are the different strategic directors, and what do they do?

Published on 4th August 2022 under Blog Topic - Southwark Council,
Eleanor Kelly is Southwark’s Chief Executive with responsibility for regeneration, planning, human resources, and corporate strategy.

The difference between councillors and council officers

Published on 4th August 2022 under Blog Topic - Southwark Council,
Councillors are elected representatives, who each represent one of the borough’s 63 wards.