The purpose of the Executive
The Executive are responsible for decisions affecting the day to day running of the Council, linking the necessary action to implement the Council's policies. It has the responsibility to listen to and be advised by the two Scrutiny Committees.
The Executive are the policy forming team for the Council. It is chaired by the Leader of the Council.
The Executive is currently made up of 8 Councillors, known as portfolio holders. Each portfolio holder has responsibility for an area of the council's work.
Executive meetings take place every month and members of the public can attend. View the dates of council meetings.
The Executive publishes a list of key decisions and significant items coming up within the council in the next 4 months. View the forward plan of key decisions.
View the Council’s Core Values and the Priorities for our services.
The full role and functions of the Executive are set out within the Council's Constitution together with the terms of reference.
Leader of the Council - Councillor John Williams
- Overall responsibility for Taunton Deane Borough Council and its Corporate Aims.
Deputy Leader and Business Development, Asset Management and Communications - Councillor Mark Edwards
- Inward Investment
- Asset Management
- Business Development
- Cultural Development
Planning Policy and Transportation - Councillor Roger Habgood
- Planning Policy
- Taunton Events Group
Sports, Parks and Leisure - Councillor Catherine Herbert
- Parks and Open Spaces
- Sports and Play, Community Leisure
- Tone Partnership
Community Leadership - Councillor Jane Warmington
- Local Strategic (Taunton Deane) Partnership
- Priority Areas
- Family Focus
- Halcon One Team
- Rural Group
- Community Safety
- Health and Wellbeing
- Community Development
- Voluntary and Community Sector
- Youth Diversion
- Equalities and Diversity
Housing Services - Councillor Terry Beale
- Council Housing
- Housing Strategy
- Housing Enabling (Affordable Housing)
- Private Sector Housing Regulation and Improvement
- Homelessness and Housing Options
- Disabled Facilities Grants
- Welfare Reform
- Fuel Poverty
Corporate Resources - Councillor Richard Parrish
- Revenues and Benefits
- Corporate Services
- Democratic Services
- Shared Legal Service
Environmental Services - Councillor Patrick Berry
- Environmental Health
- Somerset Waste Partnership
- Climate Change
- Deane DLO