How the Council works

  1. Leadership of the Council - Commissioners (You are here)
  2. Committees
  3. Management
  4. Senior staff pay and salaries
  5. The Council's constitution

Leadership of the Council - Commissioners

Following intervention by the Government the Council's usual democratic arrangements are currently not in place. This was announced in February 2015  in response to a number of reports highlighting serious failings across the authority.

The council is currently overseen by five Government-appointed Commissioners.  They take all decisions previously taken by the Council’s Cabinet and Licensing Board, and have a range of other powers.

They have been appointed for a period of up to four years and could be in charge of the Council until March 2019.

Government intervention on this level is unprecedented in England, and it has had a significant impact on the democratic process.

More information about the role of the Commissioners and the impact of Government intervention on the Council.

Meet the commissioners

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