The role of a district councillor

Your District Councillor has a very important role in helping shape future services for the community and are essential in deciding public interest on Council issues.

Each ward has three Councillors, who each stand for four years. A local election is held in three out of the four year period – each time one Councillor’s seat will be up for election in each ward.

All members (Councillors) meet together as the Council to decide Council policies, decisions and budgets. These meetings are normally open to the public. The Council appoints a leader, who then appoints a Cabinet. The Council also appoints Overview and Scrutiny Boards to monitor decisions made by the Council