The council is made up of 52 elected Members representing 30 wards. All Councillors meet together as the Council about five times a year. The council decides the overall policy framework and sets the budget each year for all the services it's responsible for. The council elects one of its 52 Members to be the Leader of the Council. It also appoints members to the Overview & Scrutiny Management Commission (responsible for holding the Executive publicly accountable, for monitoring service performance and policy development); the regulatory committees (which make decisions on non-executive functions); and the Standards Committee.
Information about your Councillors, including photos, telephone numbers, addresses, Committee membership. If you're not sure which Ward you're in or which Councillor(s) represent your area? Find out on this page . . .
To provide its services to local people, and to agree council policies and act as a community leader, West Berkshire Council needs a system for making a large number of important, formal, decisions.
The Council is responsible for the compilation and maintenance of the Register of Electors, there are currently just over 112,000 electors registered in 60,500 properties in West Berkshire. Additionally the service deals with all applications for postal/proxy votes and processes applications from Service and Overseas voters.
West Berkshire District Council has produced a Constitution which sets out how the Council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these decisions are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people. Some of these processes are required by law, while others are a matter for the Council to choose.
Links to the information on our website that are contained in the Yearbook are listed on this page.