The Cabinet (the Executive) is responsible for the overall business of the Council and meets every 2 weeks.
The Cabinet comprises the Leader of the Council, who is the Chairperson, and 9 other members appointed by the Leader. Each of the members of the Cabinet has a defined portfolio of responsibilities.
The decisions of the Cabinet are subject to scrutiny by a different group of councillors, who meet as Scrutiny Committees to check and monitor what the Cabinet does.
The Forward Plan (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 Cabinet and Council in the next 12 months and monthly.
Members of the public, provided that they are residents of the County, own a business located within the County or are employed within the County may ask questions of members of the Cabinet at Cabinet Meetings.
To ask a question you need to delivering it in writing or by electronic mail to the Chief Executive (e-mail email@example.com ) no later than 10.00 a.m. 7 clear working days before a meeting (i.e. clear days does not include the day the question is received or the day of the meeting).
When submitting your question, you must include your name and address (include your business name and address if you own a business located in Carmarthenshire or work in Carmarthenshire but live elsewhere) and you must name the member of the Council to whom it is to be put.
For further information contact DemocraticServices@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or 01267 224028.