How the Council works

Information about how the council works, how decisions are made and how you can get involved, roles and responsibilities of your elected representatives, consultations, petitions and the Constitution.

About the Council

Roles and responsibilities

Consultations and petitions

  • Current consultations

    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.

  • Planning Policy Consultations

    View our Planning Policy Consultations

  • 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.

Mayoral Services

  • The role of Mayor

    The role of the Mayor who serves as the borough's ceremonial and civic head.

  • Mayor's Awards

    How to nominate someone for the Mayor's Awards plus last year's winners.

  • Past Mayors

    Mayors of the royal borough since 1965.

  • Coat of arms

    Information on the Council's coat of arms. ‘Quam Bonum In Unum Habitare’ translates as ‘What a good thing it is to dwell together in unity’.