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Information about Council

The Council comprises 51 Councillors. One-third are elected three years in four. Councillors are democratically accountable to the residents of their Ward. The overriding duty of Councillors is to the whole community, but they have a special duty to their constituents, including those who did not vote for them.

All Councillors meet together as the Council. Meetings of the Council are normally open to the public. Here Councillors appoint the Leader, determine the policy framework, decide the Council’s overall policies and set the budget each year, in addition to decisions relating to other important Council business.

Anyone can attend a meeting of the Council, the Executive and its Committees, which are also available to view online on our webcasting site.

 In addition, any person who lives or works in the borough may ask a question of Members of the Executive or Chairmen of Committees during ordinary meetings of the Full Council.