2023/2024 Civic Year
Town Mayor: Councillor Belinda Walker | Deputy Mayor: Councillor Abena Akuffo-Kelly
The Town Council consists of 18 Councillors who represent 7 wards.
Each year the Council elects from their number a Town Mayor.
The Council conducts its business through 4 standing Committees and a Personnel Sub-Committee which deals with staffing and employment issues. Committees and Full Council generally meet bi-monthly.
Planning Committee Membership:
Cllrs Jackie Meade, Nicola Keen*, Christine Dickinson, Charles Bain Smith, Laura Davison and John Renshaw**.
Finance and General Purposes Committee Membership:
Cllrs Belinda Walker, Nicola Keen, Jane Darling, Connor McConville*, Adrian Lockwood, Bridget Chapman, Laura Davison, Christine Dickinson, Kieran Leigh, Tim Prater** and Peter Gane.
Personnel Sub-Committee Membership:
Cllrs Nicola Keen, Connor McConville, Bridget Chapman and Peter Gane.
Community Services Committee Membership:
Cllrs Lucy McGirr, Abena Akuffo-Kelly**, Bridget Chapman, Liz McShane, Roger West* and Peter Gane.
Climate and Environment Committee Membership:
Cllrs Jackie Meade, Abena Akuffo-Kelly*, Lucy McGirr, Liz McShane**, Jane Darling, Charles Bain Smith, Roger West, John Renshaw and Kieran Leigh.
* Chair (TBC)
** Vice Chair (TBC)