Full Council

What is Full Council?

‘Full Council’ is the term given to the Council as the Corporate Body. It is made up of 11 Councillors who are elected every 4 years. The Council discusses complex issues in its Committees and Working Groups, which recommend resolutions in order to ensure smooth, efficient Full Council meetings.

Council Committees/Working Groups:

  • Finance Committee
  • Staffing Committee
  • Strategic and Economic Development Committee
  • Estates and Properties Committee
  • Events Committee (including Task and Finish Groups for Fun Week/Winter Festival)


What is Full Council’s Role?

Full Council meets once a month (3rd Tuesday of each month) to discuss and debate matters arising from the Committees. It also tackles concerns or issues raised from residents and visitors to the Town and will occasionally assign a Committee to investigate in further detail.

Whilst some decision making is delegated to committees, Full Council is primarily responsible for the  important, key decisions which would affect the Town as a whole.

The Council employs 7 staff who work to deliver the Town Council services.