Roles and responsibilities of your Councillors

Roles and responsibilities of your Councillors

Councillors in the Royal Borough each represent a small part of the borough - called a 'Ward'. 

The roles and responsibilities of Councillors include:

  • Being the main point of contact with the communities, which includes residents as well as businesses and other organisations based in the borough;
  • Developing a deep understanding of the local communities; its issues, needs and concerns so that these can be fully represented;
  • Supporting others to empower themselves and find ways to strengthen the capacity of communities to take action on their own behalf to tackle things that are important to them;
  • Leading and championing the interests of local communities and effectively represent the interests of the ward and its constituents, to deliver outcomes that make a difference;
  • Acting as ambassador and advocate for the Council as a whole;
  • Meeting face to face and liaising regularly with local interested individuals and groups to listen and support their involvement in key Council decisions;
  • Undertaking case work for constituents and act as an advocate in resolving concerns or grievances, in a timely way;
  • Ensuring that constituents receive feedback on consultations in which they have participated and help them to understand the reasons why the Council has made its decisions;
  • Participating constructively in the good governance of the ward and borough;
  • Using influence as a Councillor to develop links between groups and communities in the ward and local area;
  • Working with communities to help with local service delivery, including encouraging volunteers.

Elections happened in the borough on Thursday 5 May 2022 - we have 50 councillors across 18 Wards. 

Find your councillor

You can search for your councillor using your postcode or the name of your ward. Find your councillor and ward.

Last updated: 13 March 2023