Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office.
They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to go and talk their councillor face to face and these take place on a regular basis.
District Councillors duties are varied and attendance at meetings only forms one part of their wide range of duties. Some Members percentage attendance is affected by the number of meetings that they are involved in. On occasion the meetings of the Council clash, or are unavoidably moved that then clash with those of our partners or other bodies to which our members have been appointed and this can affect a members percentage attendance.
Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form, the details of which are published annually.
To find your councillor please use the below links:
Colton and the Ridwares
Cabinet Member for Finance and Commissioning