How the Council works

Information about how the council works including how we make decisions, our performance, how the Council is organised, the mayor and civic events, roles in the Council, Consultations, Petitions, and the Constitution.

About the Council

Roles and responsibilities

  • Our Mayor

    Each year the Council elects a councillor to serve as Mayor for twelve months. The Mayor does not take any active political part in the Council's affairs but does chair meetings of the Council.

  • Our Council Leader

    Councillor Nicholas Paget-Brown is the Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

  • Cabinet

    How the Council is governed, including information on its governing body - Cabinets

  • Councillors

    Information on our councillors, expenses, finding your councillor and more

  • Councillors and committees

    Information about Councillors and Committee agendas, reports and papers, including meeting dates and calendars.

  • The role of the Town Clerk (Chief Executive)

    The Town Clerk role and Chief Executive

Consultations and petitions

  • Current Consultation

    Planning Policy Consultations

  • Involving People in Planning (IPIP)

    Information about how people can engage with the planning system, including through planning applications, planning policy and neighbourhood plans.

  • Petitions

    Petitions have long been an important way for people to voice their concerns and seek to influence decisions and the Council welcomes all submissions both traditional paper form and now, in our new e-petitions facility, electronically.

  • Vital Messages consultation database

    Vital Messages is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's consultations database. You can find out what public consultation the Council is currently undertaking or has planned, plus details on how you could get involved. You can also find completed consultations, including their results and outcomes.

  • The Residents' Panel

    Information about The Residents' Panel

  • Resident reviewers

    Resident reviewers are volunteers who have agreed to assist the Council in mystery shopping exercises This means that they test Council services, usually by visiting or telephoning the Council and asking for help with a…

Mayoral Services