How the Council Works
The County Council is run by elected Councillors who are responsible for making sure
that the services that the Council provides meet the needs of
residents and those who work in the county.
They do this by setting the overall policies and strategies for the Council
and by monitoring the way in which these are implemented.
The day-to-day work of the council is carried
out by employees working within our directorates.
Our Cabinet is responsible for the overall business of the
council and is subject to scrutiny in all it does. You can find out
more about the cabinet or overview and scrutiny.
There are also a number of committees who take
decisions on separate aspects of business and these may advise the
Cabinet or full council where
We also publish meeting papers
before a meeting is due to take place and we also publish the
minutes after it has taken place. Many of our meetings are open to
the public to view.
Find out more in the committees and panels
Democratic Services are responsible for the effective day to day
provision of support for the Council's decision making process.
Find out more about what we
You can contact your local councillor with any issues in your
community and you can also attend many of our meetings or read our
meeting papers online.
You can also get involved by having your say
on the issues we carry out consultation on.
Don't forget to use your vote in the local
elections as a councillor is elected by the community to represent
You may also want to consider becoming a
councillor or working for us as an employee.
You may also like to find out more about the councillor for your
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This page was last reviewed 1 May 2013 at 10:09.
The page is next due for review 28 October 2014.