How the Council works
- Leadership of the Council - Commissioners (You are here)
- Council committee and decision making structure
- Senior staff pay and salaries
- The Council's constitution
- 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.