Skip to content

Local Councillors review council services, put forward proposals to improve your ward and make decisions.

Councillors are elected every four years to represent your area; they will meet with other community groups to bring about positive change.

As community leaders, councillors will listen to your concerns and direct you to someone that can help or progress the matter.

Your local councillors

If you are unsure which ward you live in or who your local councillors are, you can use the link below to find the information.

Find out who your local councillor is - opens new windowExternal Link - opens in a new window

The role of local Councillors

  • Collectively be the ultimate policy-makers and carry out a number of strategic and corporate management functions.
  • Contribute to the good governance of the area and actively encourage partnership working, community participation and citizen involvement in decision-making.
  • Represent their communities and bring their views into the Council’s decision-making process, i.e. become the advocate of and for their communities.
  • Deal with individual casework and act as an advocate for constituents in resolving particular concerns or grievances.
  • Respond to constituents’ enquiries and representations, fairly and impartially.
  • Balance different interests identified within the ward and represent the ward as a whole.
  • Participate in the governance and management of the Council.
  • Be involved in decision-making.
  • Be available to represent the Council on other bodies.
  • Maintain the highest standards of conduct and ethics.

Members' Allowances

Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances.

In accordance with the Local Authority's (Members' Allowances) (England) Regulation 15, details of the total sum paid to each recipient can be found on the Members' Allowances Scheme page.