Council and Democracy

Find out about your District, Parish/Town and County Councillors and your MP and MEPs.
Decisions of the Council can be made through meetings of the full Council itself, the Cabinet, Committees, individually by Cabinet Members, or at Officer level.
All petitions sent or presented to the Council will receive an acknowledgement from the Council within 10 working days of receipt.
Find out about your rights with regard to the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts.
We follow these strict procedures to ensure that we are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by law, while others are a matter for the Council to decide.
The Localism Act 2011 introduced a new regime for standards and dealing with complaints against members.