Your Town Councillors

Cllr Mrs Elizabeth Banks

Cllr Mrs Elizabeth Banks

Deputy Mayor

Cllr Mr Bob Widdowson

Cllr Mr Bob Widdowson

MAYOR

Cllr Mr Martin Fitton

Cllr Mr Martin Fitton

Mayor Assist

Cllr Mr Richard Banks

Cllr Mr Richard Banks

Cllr Mr Tom Bounds

Cllr Mr Tom Bounds

Cllr Mr John Dennis

Cllr Mr John Dennis

Cllr Mr Fred Hawkins

Cllr Mr Fred Hawkins

Cllr Mr Rob MacCurrach

Cllr Mr Rob MacCurrach

Cllr Mrs Pat Prior

Cllr Mrs Pat Prior

Cllr Mrs Esther Rolls

Cllr Mrs Esther Rolls

Cllr Mr Ian Wood-Johnson

Cllr Mr Ian Wood-Johnson

Cllr Mr Rowan Griffith

Cllr Mr Patrick Edwards

Cllr Mr Jon Cooke

Cllr Mr Tony Bennett

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. 

In accordance with the law each Councillor must make a 'Declaration of Registrable Interests' - on any financial or business interests that they have, both locally and further afield.  To view Declarations of Registrable Interests for Kington Town Councillors, please click HERE

 

 

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.

 

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