A councillor’s role includes:
- Representing your local ward
- policy and strategy review and development
- overview and scrutiny
- regulatory duties
- community leadership and engagement.
The primary role of a councillor is to represent people and communities living in their ward in local government and to provide community leadership to champion local interests. As a councillor, you will be part of a public organisation that is increasingly taking on new responsibilities for working in partnership with other organisations across various services, to improve service delivery and the quality of life for local residents.
As a councillor, you will be expected to take steps to keep in touch with your community and to regularly attend Council meetings. Councillors may also be chosen to represent the Council on outside bodies (both local and national), which can include a wide range of trusts, associations and committees.
Feel free to attend Council meetings to find out how councillors conduct Council business and meeting dates can be found on the this link here: Council Meetings
The council has a role description for Councillors which is detailed in Article 2 of the constitution and is available here: [Councillor Role Description] Permalink