Know Your Town Council
A Town Council is the most local level of government. It has an important role in promoting the town, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups in the community.
Newquay Town Council consists of 20 elected and unpaid members (councillors) who represent different areas of Newquay. Members are fundamental in making decisions that relate to the town, its residents and its visitors. Officers of the council are crucial in implementing and ensuring that those decisions are then carried out.
Councillors are elected from the community every four years. They work in partnership with their fellow members to represent the Corporate Body. Councillors engage in constructive debate to ensure the decisions voted upon best reflect the needs and interests of Newquay. They work with Officers of the Council to ensure key services and projects are delivered to a high standard.
The Council is the guardian of public money. Each individual councillor plays a part in ensuring due diligence at all times and best value for money is always achieved.
Crucially, Councillors serve as the representatives for each ward within Newquay and are elected to highlight issues and concerns residents have in their areas.