Cabinet in the community

Cabinet in the community
26 November 2019

Council leaders in Darlington will be taking to the road again next month (December) for the latest meeting of ‘Cabinet in the Community’.

As part of Darlington Borough Council’s bid to make its Cabinet meetings more accessible and encourage the public to attend the December meeting will be held at Whessoe Village Hall.

Councillor Heather Scott, Leader of Darlington Borough Council, said:

“We are committed to making our communication simpler and more transparent, so people can see and understand what we do as a local authority on their behalf.

“Our last Cabinet in the Community in September proved popular and we hope more people will be able to join us as we continue to take Cabinet out to various locations around the borough and find out more about what we are doing.”

Among the issues to be discussed at December’s meeting will be an update on proposed parking restrictions associated with the recent McMullen Road/Yarm Road roundabout improvement, Haughton Children’s Centre, proposal for new sites outside Darlington as part of joint venture with Esh Homes as well as plans to introduce ten-pin bowling and extend soft play at the Dolphin Centre..

The council's Cabinet is the main policy-making body of the council. The Cabinet is made up of the Leader and seven other councillors, each of whom has responsibility for particular areas of the council’s work (their portfolio).

The public is welcome to attend the meeting and can make representatives and ask questions about matters that are on the agenda.

The next Cabinet meeting will be held at 5pm on Tuesday 3 December at Whessoe Village Hall, Harrowgate Village, Darlington, DL1 3AA. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information about Cabinet and its meetings visit