What is a Councillor?

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. A normal term of office is five years. 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.

The role of a Councillor

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.

 

Your Town Councillors

Cllr Mrs Elizabeth Banks

Cllr Mrs Elizabeth Banks

Deputy Mayor

Ridgebourne,
Hergest Road,
Kington,

01544 230218

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Cllr Mr Bob Widdowson

Cllr Mr Bob Widdowson

The Hollies,
17 Victoria Road,
Kington,
HR5 3BX

01544 230050

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Cllr Mr Martin Fitton

Cllr Mr Martin Fitton

MAYOR

Upper Yeld Cottage,
Upper Yeld lane,
Kington,
HR5 3EF

01544 232751

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Cllr Mr Jeremy Atkinson

Cllr Mr Richard Banks

Hergest Court,
Lower Hergest,
Kington,
HR5 3EL

07710 458 960

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Cllr Mr Tom Bounds

Cllr Mr Tom Bounds

2 Barton Road,
Kington,

01544 230939

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Cllr Mr John Dennis

Cllr Mr John Dennis

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Cllr Mrs Christine Forrester

Cllr Mrs Christine Forrester

Deputy Mayor

The Hollies,
17 Victoria Road,
Kington,
HR5 3BX

01544 230050

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Cllr Mr Fred Hawkins

Cllr Mr Fred Hawkins

The Oxford Arms,
Duke St,
Kington,

01544 230322

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Cllr Mr Will Laurie

Cllr Mr Will Laurie

10 the Square,
Kington,

01544 230176

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Cllr Mr Rob MacCurrach

Cllr Mr Rob MacCurrach

33 Cutterbach Lane,
Kington,

07876 556111

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Cllr Mrs Pat Prior

Cllr Mrs Pat Prior

Laithe House,
Oldcastle,
Kinnersley,
Herefordshire,
HR3 6NY

01544 328441

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Cllr Mrs Esther Rolls

Cllr Mrs Esther Rolls

1 Walnut Close,
Neuadd Lane,
Llandrindod Wells,
Powys,
LD1 5PE

01544 231182

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Cllr Mr Ian Wood-Johnson

Cllr Mr Ian Wood-Johnson

12 Duke St,
Kington,

01544 230066/07900 380610

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