How the council works


Council Plan 2023 to 2027

The Council's Plan for 2023 to 2027

Council Plan Action Plan 2023 to 2025

This action plan gives an overview of what we will do to deliver the Council Plan over the next two years.

Change at the council

Find out more about how the Council is including local people in decision-making. 

The Council and how decisions are made

Here you can find Information on how decisions are made at the Council and how you can get involved.

Decisions and the Forward Plan

The key policy, service and financial decisions made at the Council.

The constitution

The Council's constitution sets out how the Council operates. You can download individual articles and sections of the constitution.

Leader of the Council and the Leadership Team

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

The Council’s management structure

The Council’s management team and structure.

Your MPs contact details

Contact details for Felicity Buchan and Greg Hands, your Members of Parliament (MPs).

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 Council meetings.

The role of Mayor

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

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’.

Principles of good governance

We are reviewing the Constitution to make sure it accurately reflects the 12 principles of good governance

Governance Review

The Council is looking at its formal structures of governance.

Listening Forum

An opportunity to raise suggestions, issues or concerns, directly with Members of the Council’s Leadership Team

Mayoral protocol

Information about the role of the Mayor who serves as the Royal Borough's ceremonial and civic head.

Our Council Plan

The Council's Plan for 2019 to 2023

Forward Plan

Forward Plan of all the Council's key decisions. Here you will find the current Forward Plan which is published once a month.

The role of the Town Clerk (Chief Executive)

Information on the role of the Town Clerk (Chief Executive). The Council approved the appointment of Dr Barry Quirk on Wednesday 19 July 2017.

Claims procedure

Information on how to make a liability claim against the Council.

The Deputy Mayor

About the role of the Deputy Mayor

Invite the Mayor to your event

How to invite the Mayor to an event.

Mayor's Awards

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

Previous Mayor’s Awards winners

The Mayor's Awards winners for 2019-20

Make a Mayor’s Award nomination

How to make a nomination for the Mayor's Awards.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021 – 2023

Information about the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2021 – 2023


How to have your say on Council services.

Mayoral Charities

Information about charities supported this year by the Mayor.

Corporate Performance Dashboard

Corporate Performance Dashboard.