Councillors are elected by the local community to represent your views. They are responsible for making decisions on your behalf about local services and agreeing budgets and council tax charges. Each councillor represents an area called a ward, serving for four years.
Councillors develop links with the local community, support local organisations and campaign on local issues. If you want to discuss any issues you can find your councillors' contact details and information about their advice surgeries in this section.
Councillors are not paid a salary, but they are entitled to allowances and expenses to cover some of the costs of carrying out their public duties. They are not council employees. The elected councillors provide the policies, and then paid employees (council officers) put them into practice.
How to become a councillor
If you would like to know more about the role of local councillors or how to become a councillor you can use this website maintained by the Local Government Association which gives you all the information you need.