KINGTON TOWN COUNCILLORS
(see below for Councillors' details and profiles)
Kington Town Councillors are members of the Council, democratically elected by the local community. Most of the current council was elected in May 2015, with the exception of those who have joined more recently to replace Councillors who have found it necessary to step down from their duties.
All councillors are expected to work together for the benefit of our community. Each councillor is expected bring local issues to the attention of the Council and help it to make decisions on behalf of the local community.
Town Councillors work on behalf of the community voluntarily. They are not paid for the work that they do. The Mayor is entitled, in law, to an allowance to enable him/her to meet the expenses of being in office, such as attending public functions, opening events, public relations and generally promoting the town.
The Mayor chairs the main meetings of the Council each month.
Code of Conduct
Every Councillor has a duty to act properly and to abide by the adopted Code of Conduct, to attend meetings of the Council, to declare interests as appropriate (Local Government Act 2000 Part III), and to represent the electorate as a whole, not just his/her own voters.
The role of a Councillor
A Councillor's role is to assist in management of the Council, depending upon available resources and level of activity, including:
- Setting the budget and making policy decisions
- Human resources
- Monitoring the proper implementation of decisions made by the Council
- Suggesting and developing new initiatives and development of existing policies
- Ensuring that the views of the community are submitted to the relevant persons or bodies and that the special interests of the community are safeguarded or promoted.
CONTACTING YOUR TOWN COUNCILLORS
If you have a problem or want to make your views known about anything connected with Kington, contact one of your Town Councillors. Their contact details are below. A click on a councillor’s name will provide a link to a brief profile of the councillor.
And members of the public are very welcome at meetings of the full council and its committees, where you can listen to your councillors in action and also raise issues to them.
Kington's current Councillors
Click on the links to view a Councillor's profile
The Mayor and Deputies are ex officio members of all Committees.