What councillors do

Councillors make sure that the services that the Council provides meet the needs of residents and those who work in the county.

They do this by setting the overall policies and strategies for the Council and by monitoring the way in which these are carried out.

The full Council of 50 councillors is responsible for agreeing the main policies and priorities for all services, including the Council’s budget. They meet 6 times a year and meetings are open to the public. Visit our page about meetings of the Full Council for more information.

You should talk to your councillor if:

  • you want to influence the future development of the county
  • you want to influence specific things going on in your area
  • you have a problem that cannot be solved by officers

Find your county councillor.