The role of councillors, employees, and how decisions are made

Decision making

The Council is responsible for approving the Council budget and a series of further high level policies set out in the Council constitution.

These approvals are only given following wide consultation with partner organisations and the South Tyneside community.

Subject to Council approval of these things, the Cabinet is left to get on with making most of the major decisions for that year, on behalf of the Council.

The only provision is that, in making any decisions, the Cabinet stays within the approved community strategy and budget and policy framework.

This ensures that the Council's efforts are channelled towards achieving the priorities that have been agreed with our partners and the community we are here to serve.

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