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

  • Leader of the Council and the Leadership Team

    Information about the Leader of the Council, the Leadership Team and their areas of responsibility.

  • The Council’s management structure

    Information on the Council’s management team and structure.

  • Your 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.

  • Councillors and committees

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

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 Mayor's biography

    Information on the Mayor for 2018-19, Councillor Marie-Therese Rossi.

  • The role of Mayor

    Information about the role of the Mayor who serves as the Royal 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

    Information on previous mayors of the Royal Borough since 1965.

  • Coat of Arms

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

  • Deputy Mayor

    Information on the Deputy Mayor for 2018-19, Councillor Mohammed Bakhtiar.