How the Council is run

How the Council is run

The County Council is run by elected Councillors.

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. 

Every month, our full council gathers to debate, discuss, and decide on issues affecting communities across Worcestershire.

In this film, you can gain an insight into how these regular gatherings work, and the way our councillors work together to deliver results for people through the county.


Our Cabinet is responsible for the overall business of the council and is subject to scrutiny in all it does.

Find out more about individual Cabinet Member decisions.

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 appropriate.

We also publish meeting papers before a meeting is due to take place or a decision is to be made and we also publish the minutes or decision notices after it has taken place. Many of our meetings are open to the public to view.

Democratic Services are responsible for the effective day-to-day provision of support for the Council's decision-making process.

Get Involved

There are several ways you can participate so have a look at the various ways you can get involved.

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