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Political Structure and Decision Making

At an extraordinary meeting on 26 May 2022, Basildon Borough Council resolved to cease operating a Committee System form of governance and to operate a Leader and Cabinet form of governance with effect from its Annual Meeting, also on 26 May.

At the Annual Meeting on 25 May 2023,  Council adopted the following structure to carry out its work and to make its decisions:


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Cabinet Members (nine):

  • Cllr Andrew Baggott, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Public Order and Safer Communities
  • Cllr Kevin Blake, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment and Carbon Reduction and Waste Enforcement
  • Cllr Anthony Hedley, Cabinet Member for Business Engagement, Skills and Procurement Oversight
  • Cllr Jeff Henry, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing, Leisure, Arts and Culture
  • Cllr Richard Moore, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, Infrastructure and Planning Enforcement
  • Cllr Craig Rimmer, Cabinet Member for Economic Stimulus and Tourism
  • Cllr Terri Sargent, Cabinet Member for Communities
  • Cllr Andrew Schrader, Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal
  • Cllr Stuart Sullivan, Cabinet Member for Resources and Commercial


  • Overview and Scrutiny Commission (FFP)
  • People Scrutiny Committee
  • Place Scrutiny Committee
  • Prosperity Scrutiny Committee


  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Licensing Committee
  • Planning Committee
  • Joint Standards Committee
  • Staffing and General Purposes Committee



For enquiries:

Committee and Member Services
Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre
St Martin's Square
SS14 1DL

The Members' Bulletin

The Members' Bulletin is published weekly and is primarily intended for Borough Councillors.