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“Key” decisions which are those with a significant impact are made by the Council’s Cabinet. The Cabinet is made up of between three and ten Elected Members appointed by the Leader of the Council. Each cabinet member has responsibility and individual decision making powers for a ‘portfolio’ of particular services

About Cabinet

The cabinet is made up of eight members from the Conservative group, including the Leader and Deputy Leader of the Council. The Cabinet is the key decision making body of the Council, and provides political leadership and direction across the whole range of council services.

Cabinet also advises full council on policies, plans and strategies, including the fixing of the budget and council tax levels, which remains the responsibility of all members of the Council.

Meetings are chaired by the Leader of the Council, and are usually attended by senior council officers including the Chief Executive.

Cabinet membership

Each cabinet member has responsibility and individual decision making powers for a ‘portfolio’ of particular services. Portfolio executive meetings have similar rules to cabinet regarding public access.

Cllr P Jackson

Leader (no portfolio but with overall Cabinet responsibility for the Town Deal)

Cllr J Fenty

Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Skills and Housing

  • Economic strategy
  • Inward investment and business support
  • Regeneration
  • Assets (corporate, commercial, community) and estate management
  • All aspects of housing
  • Skills and employability
  • Climate change and the green agenda

Cllr S Shreeve

Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources

  • Financial strategy and corporate governance
  • Revenue budget and capital programme
  • Digital strategy, inclusion and development
  • Shared services and commercial development
  • Financial inclusion

Cllr S Swinburn

Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport

  • Planning, development control, highways and transportation
  • Traffic management, parking and regulation
  • Waste, recycling and environmental management
  • Neighbourhood services, street scene, parks, open spaces

Cllr M Cracknell

Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Social Care

  • Adult social care
  • Health and adult social care commissioning and provision
  • Public health and health inequality
  • Health and care partnership and integration

Cllr C Procter

Portfolio Holder for Tourism, Heritage and Culture

  • Tourism and the visitor economy
  • Leisure, sport and recreation
  • Culture, Borough heritage, museums and the arts

Cllr I Lindley

Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Young People

  • Statutory Lead Member for children’s services
  • Safeguarding of children and young people
  • Corporate parenting, care leavers and family support
  • Early help
  • SEND
  • School improvement and education (schools, FE and HE)

Cllr R Shepherd

Portfolio Holder for Safer and Stronger Communities

  • All aspects of local authority enforcement and regulatory services
  • Environmental health, food safety, pollution control, trading standards and
  • licensing
  • Community safety and anti-social behaviour
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Equalities, diversity and inclusion

Get involved in meetings

The public are welcome to attend Cabinet meetings which are normally held every four weeks. The agenda and reports for each meeting are published online in the Meetings section.

These are usually available five working days prior to the meeting. The papers are also available for public inspection at the Municipal Offices customer access point, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, DN31 1HU.

Decisions to be taken by Cabinet are published, in advance, within the forward plan of key decisions.

Cabinet meetings

Find details of Cabinet meetings including the schedule, agenda, papers and minutes of meetings on our Cabinet meetings

Contact details

Democratic Services, Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU


Telephone: 01472 324121

Opening times: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, except bank holidays