The Assembly is the Council’s senior body and is the central political focus of the Council and the co-ordinating body for all elements of the political structure. It sets the overall corporate direction, policy framework and financial limits for the Council within which all operations and policies are carried out. It aims to foster a community-focused approach to the formal side of the Council's business, recognising the wider interests of the community and the need to be accountable to them.
The Assembly comprises all 51 Members of the Council.
Meetings are generally held every two months and take place on Wednesday’s at Barking Town Hall, starting at 7 p.m.
You can find out from our Forward Plan the main issues due to be considered by the Assembly in the coming months.
The Cabinet (formerly known as the Executive) is:
It works within the Council's overall policy framework and pays particular attention to the effective and appropriate use of the Council's resources (workforce, finances and assets). It is also the body which gives direction to the Chief Executive and the Corporate Management Team, and holds those employees to account for their performance, and is also responsible for ensuring appropriate links with external partners.
The Cabinet comprises of 10 Councillors from the Labour Majority Group and is chaired by the Leader of the Council.
The Cabinet typically meets every four weeks on Tuesday evenings at 5.00 p.m. at the Civic Centre, Dagenham.
You can find out from our Forward Plan the main issues due to be considered by the Cabinet in the coming months.
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