There are 30 members of Broxbourne Borough Council. Each is elected to represent residents who live in one of the 10 areas (or 'wards') that make up the Borough. The Conservative Group has 26 councillors, the Labour Group has two councillors, there is one vacancy and one unaligned member.
Councillors are elected for a four year term. The role of a councillor includes:
- meeting in committees to discuss and agree council policy
- ensuring the Council is delivering good services
- deciding priorities for the Council
- setting the level of Council Tax and the Council’s budget
- making decisions on matters such as planning and licensing
- representing the Council and the Borough at meetings
- helping individuals living in their ward.
- representing the Council on outside bodies (full list here)
Members of the public may contact councillors to talk about local issues or problems in their area. Information about becoming a councillor is available from www.beacouncillor.org.uk. The Council has also produced a 'Member Role Descriptions' document which provides further details on the work of councillors.
For information about councillor complaints, please visit the Complaints about Councillors page.