Purpose of committee

The Cabinet meeting (known as the Executive in the Constitution) is responsible for the discharge of those executive functions allocated to it by the Leader of Council.  It will also take the lead on recommending to Full Council matters as identified in the Policy Framework and the Budgetary Framework of the Constitution.


The Cabinet will consist of the Leader together with at least 2, but no more than 9 members to be appointed by the Leader of the Council.


Portfolio Holders from October 2021 and their Responsibilities


Cabinet Lead Members are not members of the Cabinet but are appointed to work along side Portfolio Holder(s). They provide additional leadership capacity and support to Cabinet The following Councillors have been appointed as Cabinet Lead Members from Oct 2021:-


Full List of Cabinet Lead Members and their responsiblities


For information about public speaking, filming and how to get involved in committees, please see this page.


Virtual committee meetings:


Weblink to view Dorset Council’s live committee meetings online


Contact information

Support officer: Kate Critchel. 01305 252234 - Email:

Postal address:
County Hall

Phone: 01305 252234