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Official council roles


Councillors carry out a range of different duties and responsibilities:

  • representing constituents in their ward
  • making decisions in meetings of the council and its committees
  • reviewing and monitoring the performance of council services
  • facilitating public involvement in local decision making
  • developing and reviewing council policy
  • setting the council’s budget
  • carrying out a regulatory role, for example, in relation to licensing and planning matters
  • representing the council on other bodies


Page last updated:
06 Apr 2021

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