The cabinet is responsible for the most of the council's day-to-day decisions.  It is made up of the leader of the council and between four and eight councillors, each of whom have a different portfolio responsibility.

The cabinet meets every other month and the meetings are open to the public.  To find out when the cabinet meets, see the meetings section of our website.  If you want to address the council or ask a question you can do so as long as you live or work in the Vale.  The question or statement must relate to the council's powers and duties or affect the district.

The cabinet is as follows:

Matthew Barber - Leader, partnership and insight 
Conservative Cllr for Steventon and the Hanneys Ward
Eric Batts - Legal and democratic services 
Conservative Cllr for Kingston Bagpuize
Ed BlagroveCorporate services
Conservative Cllr for Kennington and Radley
Roger Cox - Deputy Leader, planning 
Conservative Cllr for Faringdon
Charlotte Dickson - Community services 
Conservative Cllr for Wantage Charlton 
Mike Murray - Regeneration and development 
Conservative Cllr for Hendreds
Robert Sharp - Finance
Conservative Cllr for Stanford
Elaine Ware - Housing and environment
Conservative Cllr for Watchfield and Shrivenham

If you want to address or question the Cabinet or another committee, you must give notice of the question or statement, preferably in writing, to the council’s Democratic Services team (see contacts section of this page) by 10am on the day of the meeting.

Last reviewed: 02 - 01 - 2018

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