Local democracy

Your Councillors

Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office.

They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries.


Most Councillors hold surgeries in their ward area at which they give advice to constituents and take up matters on their behalf. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to go and talk to their councillor in person without an appointment.

To find out when and where surgeries are being held click onto your ward Councillor below where details are provided. Alternatively, please contact your ward Councillor direct.

Additional information

Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form, the details of which are published annually.

To find your councillor please use the below links: