Councillor Handbook

Section 9 – Publications

A Plain English Guide to Localism [PDF]

The Good Councillor’s Guide 2018 – Access provided on request.

The Good Councillor’s Guide to Finance & Transparency 2017 – Access provided on request.

Section 10 – Civic

Civic Information [PDF]


  • The Role of the Town Mayor
  • Support for the Mayor
  • Mayor’s Charity
  • Town Mayor’s Allowance
  • The Role of the Deputy Mayor
  • Civic Insignia and Regalia
  • Receipt of Gifts
  • Civic Events

Mayor’s Cadet [PDF]


  • Terms of Reference
  • Guidance Notes for Mayor’s Cadet