Working for you in Wycombe District Council and Buckinghamshire County Council
The role of a councillor is a broad and varied one. Councillors are elected to the local council to represent the residents in the ward and their local community. Councillors are expected to be active in their local community and act as the voice of their constituents, raising any local concerns within the Council on a range of matters related to the work of the Council. Our Labour Councillors work hard to be there for you and represent you at a local level. We advocate an open door policy between constituents and Councillors.
Standing up for local residents.
One of the most important aspects of any councillor’s job is standing up for local residents. Councillors will be expected to host surgeries to ensure concerns from constituents are heard and action is taken. Another key aspect of standing up for local residents will be dealing with casework and acting as an advocate for residents. These issues will range from those concerning housing benefits to anti-social behaviour in the area.
Developing better services
In the council chamber, a Councillor's work will focus on a number of different aspects, including ensuring quality public services are provided by the council, participating in community planning and seeking improvements for residents around a number of important areas. These objectives can be achieved through work on scrutiny panels, helping create council policy and providing leadership and engaging with the community.
Delivering local change
Councillors will work with community groups and local residents to ensure that the Council delivers improvement and change in the local area. Community groups are part of the fabric of the area and it is important that Councillors maintain a good working relationship with them.