Coronavirus: National lockdown

Stay home. Only go out for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work. Avoid travel unless essential. You must work from home if you can. Schools and essential shops will remain open.

Coronavirus: Information and advice

Your local Councillor has the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Collectively be the ultimate policy-makers and carry out a number of strategic and corporate management functions
  • Be involved in decision-making, having due regard for the needs of the borough, district, ward and council
  • Participate in the governance and management of the Council and, where necessary, be involved in the exercise of the Council’s quasi-judicial functions
  • Contribute to the good governance of the area, at borough and district level, and actively encourage community participation, citizen involvement and self-help
  • Balance different interests identified within the borough, ward or electoral division and represent the borough, ward or electoral division as a whole
  • Deal with individual casework, enquiries and representations, acting fairly and impartially as an advocate
  • Represent the work of the council to local people
  • Be an active and visible community leader on behalf of the whole community
  • Encourage and support local people to play a positive and active role in building a confident and ambitious borough where everybody does their bit
  • Act as corporate parents to looked after children in the borough
  • Maintain the highest standards of conduct and ethics in line with the Council’s code of conduct
  • Commit to their ongoing development throughout their time as a councillor, attending such training, development and briefing sessions as may be relevant to any of the responsibilities they take on as a councillor
  • Be available to sit on an overview and scrutiny committee except for those members appointed to the Cabinet
  • Be available to represent the Council on other bodies
  • Act as an ambassador for the borough and the council at a local, regional and national level
  • To find out more about how your local Councillor handles your personal data, please see the Privacy Notice and data protection policy 

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