Tetbury Town Council operates a three tier system of responsibility for the provision of services and support in the local community, with councillors all elected by people in the area. This tiered system of local government consists of county councils, district borough and city councils, and parish, community and town councils. You can find out more about the council structure, services and contact details here.
A good question! We are your local council and the first tier of the system. We have a wide and varied range of powers in relation to the provision of services and facilities which bring direct benefit to the local community.
We represent the residents who live within our Town in matters of local government
Local Planning (which covers anything from satellite dishes to new developments and roads)
Leisure and recreation
Contact with the District and County Council
Information and advice
These don't include:
We are nothing to do with the church, who are governed by Parochial Councils (PCC)
We are not politically affiliated
We are not “residents” associations or “lobby” groups
Town councillors are not paid
As Tetbury continues to grow and prosper, the representational aspect becomes increasingly more important. Decisions taken by the District and County Councils may vitally effect the quality of life within our town, therefore the role of the Town Council is of utmost importance.
In a continued effort to ensure services are retained locally, Tetbury Town Council has attained ‘Quality Status’ which will bring with it even greater responsibilities and possibly divulged powers from both District and County Council, thereby ensuring Tetbury Town Council may continue to serve the Community on a local level to the best of its ability.
County councils are responsible for services across the whole of a county, which include:
Fire and public safety
Your local authority is Gloucestershire County Council and you can contact them on:
District, borough and city councils cover a smaller area than county councils. They’re usually responsible for services including:
Council Tax collections
Planning & Building
Your local authority is Cotswold District Council and you can contact them on:
Parish, community and town councils were formed by an act of parliament in 1894, to look after the interests of those who live within the parish or town community. They. operate at a level below district and borough councils and are in some cases, unitary authorities. Members are elected and can help on a number of local issues, like providing:
Play areas and play equipment
Grants to help local organisations
Consultation on neighbourhood planning
If you have any queries, questions or you’re looking to get involved, you can contact Tetbury Town Council on: