How to become a Councillor

A COUNCILLOR ... Who me?


The County Council is the second largest employer in the County, employing 17,000 staff, spends nearly half a billion pounds each year and controls property assets with a value of around £ 450m. Overall responsibility for Council services (and the budget that funds them) rests with the 84 County Councillors.

84 County Councillors will be elected in May 2017 to play their part in providing important services such as:-

  •  schools
  •  community education
  •  libraries
  •  arts, museums and archaeology
  •  economic and community development
  •  supporting and caring for the elderly, children and those with disabilities
  •  strategic land use planning including Structure Plan
  •  environmental protection
  •  road maintenance and safety 
  •  traffic management
  •  waste disposal
  •  trading standards               

Want to know more?

If you would like to find out more about the County Council and its services, attend one of our meetings, contact one of the political groups or speak informally to a serving County Councillor, please contact:

Legal & Democratic Services, Tel: 01228 226373