The Executive Board is responsible for the overall business of the Council and meets every 4 weeks.
The Executive Board comprises the Leader of the Council, who is the Chairperson, and 9 other members appointed by the Leader. Each of the members of the Executive Board has a defined portfolio of responsibilities.
The decisions of the Executive Board are subject to scrutiny by a different group of councillors, who meet in scrutiny committees to check and monitor what the Executive Board does.
The Forward Work Programme (a programme of work to develop new policies etc.) enhances and develops the 'Budget and Policy Framework'. The Programme is prepared in liaison with all Council Departments, and highlights the major policy and budgetary decisions to be taken by the Executive Board and Council in the next 12 months and updated bi-annually.
Corporate Leadership and Strategy; Chair of Executive Board; Represents Council at WLGA; Political Advocate for Council; Appoints Executive Board Members; Determines EBM Portfolios; Liaises with Chief Executive.
Deputy Leader – Resources -
Finance & Budget; ICT; Property / Asset Management; Procurement; Housing Benefits; Revenues; Chairs Executive Board in Leader’s absence; Armed Forces Champion.
Deputy Leader – Community Council Business Manager; Community Champion; Police Liaison; Community Safety; Community Planning; Anti-Poverty Champion; Sustainability; Bio-diversity; Youth Ambassador; Chairs Executive Board in Leader’s absence; Rural Affairs.
Refuse; Street Cleansing; Transport Services; Grounds Maintenance; Building Services; Catering Services; Caretaking; Building Cleaning; Emergency Planning; Flooding.
Housing – Public; Housing – Private; Equalities; Older People’s matters.
Regeneration & Leisure
Economic Development; West Wales European Centre; Community Development; Sports; Leisure Centres; Museums; Libraries; Country Park.
Education & Children
Schools; Children Services; Special Education Needs; Safeguarding; Respite Homes; Regional Integrated School Improvement Service; Adult Community Learning; Youth Services; Lead Member for Children and Young People; Eisteddfod Ambassador.
Environmental & Public Protection
Environmental Enforcement; Litter; Unlicensed Waste; Dog Fouling; Parking Services; Planning Enforcement; Trading Standards; Environmental Health.
Human Resources, Efficiencies & Collaboration
Human Resources; Welsh Language; Training; Simpson Compact; Priority Based Budgeting (PPB); Corporate Efficiencies Team (CET); Liaison with Town and Community Councils.
Social Care & Health
Adult Social Services; Residential Care; Home Care; Learning Disabilities; Mental Health; NHS Liaison/Collaboration/ Integration; Carers’ Champion; Disability Ambassador; Dementia Care Champion; 50+ Champion & Steering Group Representative