How the Council works

  1. Leadership of the Council - Commissioners (You are here)
  2. Council committee and decision making structure
  3. Committees
  4. Management
  5. Senior staff pay and salaries
  6. The Council's constitution
  7. Public questions at council, cabinet and committee meetings

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 four 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 4 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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