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The role of a Councillor

Town councillors deal with decisions that affect the immediate local area, lobbying on behalf of their community and representing the views of their local residents in relation to any issues/matters of concern affecting them directly.

These are usually local issues such as:

  • Play areas and play equipment
  • Grants for local organisations
  • Consultation on local planning
  • Allotments
  • Bus shelters
  • Community centres
  • Memorial benches
  • Grit bins
  • Provision of some local services (depending on the whether the council operates any services)

Town councillors work alongside district councillors and county councillors representing the same electorate, but for different purposes.