A town councillor’s role is varied and includes:
- Acting as a representative for residents and bringing their views to the Council’s decision making process – both on matters relating to Town Council services and on general issues affecting the town.
- Participating in the governance, policy setting and strategic management of the Council through work on committees and as a Member of Council.
- Responding to residents’ enquiries and representations.
- Representing the Council on other bodies.
- Town councillors are required to observe the Members Code of Conduct which sets out the standards of behaviour that Members of the Council are expected to adhere to.
The code requires that Councillors:
- Promote equality and do not unlawfully discriminate
- Treat others with respect
- Provide access to information where appropriate
- Not disclose confidential information
- Not compromise the impartiality of staff
- Not use Council resources for political party purposes unless agreed by the Council
Woodley Town Councillors are not paid for their work as Members of the Town Council.