About the Council:
St Ives Town Council operates at the most local level of local government, with 16 Councillors elected for a term of four years who will now hold office until May 2013 and who work for the town and surrounding areas in a voluntary capacity.
The Councillors are supported by a small team of paid officers, headed by the Town Clerk.
St Ives Town Council works to fulfil its duties and also to everything within its powers to maintain and improve the quality of life for residents and the functioning of the town and surrounding area to benefit businesses, the local economy and the many visitors to the area throughout the year.
St Ives Town Council conducts its main business through four committees which meet regularly:
- Planning Committee – decides the Town Council’s responses to consultation on planning applications.
- Resources Committee – deals with the Council’s finances, staffing, property, communication and partnership working.
- Environment Committee – deals with traffic, parking, waste & recycling, the built environment.
- Community & Amenities Committee – deals with play areas, footpaths, allotment provision, open spaces and community grants.
- The Council meets every six weeks to deal with statutory business and to ratify the recommendations of the committees.
There are a number Civic and Mayoral functions each year, as well as community events and projects that the Council organises.