The cabinet comprises of five borough councillors, including the leader of the council (the leader is elected by full council, usually for a term of four years). Each cabinet member has special responsibilities (known as portfolios) allocated to them, as follows:

  • Policy
  • Regeneration
  • Housing and public health
  • Community safety
  • Environment

Cabinet members have responsibility for monitoring performance within each of their portfolios and have overall responsibility for monitoring the achievement of the Council's ambitions and priorities allocated to them. 

The cabinet meets approximately every six weeks. Its meetings are open to the press and public and you can access the agenda and reports for each meeting at least five working days in advance of the meeting taking place.  Please click on the relevant cabinet meeting date at the bottom of this page to access the agenda and reports for the current council year.  Agendas and reports for cabinet meetings held in previous years can be accessed from the council meetings calendar.  The press and public are only excluded when the cabinet considers confidential or exempt information. All decisions made by cabinet are published on our website (in a written document known as Minutes), usually two days after each meeting.

A cabinet forward plan of key decisions is published 28 days prior to the date of each cabinet meeting.  This document lists all the items cabinet will be considering, that would either result in the council spending or saving £10,000 or more (or 5% of its budget, whichever is the greater), or would affect two or more wards of the borough. View the latest version of the cabinet forward plan.

Residents and organisations of the borough are welcome to attend cabinet meetings and ask questions. Cabinet question time is held at the beginning of each cabinet meeting when questions and comments are considered and petitions presented on matters dealt with by the cabinet (this excludes for example planning and licensing matters).  Questions and comments may be submitted in writing (by letter or by e-mail) to the democratic services officer (cabinet) by 5pm on the day prior to the cabinet meeting. Alternatively, you may ask a question at the meeting without giving notice, although you may not receive a response at the meeting. You will however be sent a written response.

To submit questions to cabinet question time, or for further details regarding cabinet meetings, please contact or alternatively, write to:

Democratic services officer (Cabinet)
Amber Valley Borough Council
Town Hall

Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 841636 or email