This section provides a brief introduction to Broadstairs & St Peter's Town Council and its role in the community.
In December 2006, Broadstairs & St. Peter’s Town Council was awarded Quality Status. The award is an acknowledgement that the Town Council is performing above national minimum standards.
We were re-accredited on the 16th April 2011.
Being a “Quality” Town Council, Broadstairs & St. Peter’s is in a better position to influence decision making processes and/or take on additional services and areas of responsibility from Thanet District Council or Kent County Council.
Overview of Council Procedures
The Town Council has fifteen directly elected members who represent 5 Wards in the town and who usually serve for four years. Town Council elections are held in May every 4 years. Each year, the Council members elect a Town Mayor and a Deputy Mayor and both play a full part in civic, social and charitable activities in the Town. The Town Council and its committees meet regularly. The meetings have always been open to the public to observe, but now, in the true spirit of open government, any resident is able to speak on agenda items, provided the required notice is given to the Town Clerk.
Under the new ethical framework introduced by the Localism Act 2011, every District, Town and Parish Council is required to publish District,Town and Parish Councillors' Declarations of Pecuniary Interest online. Please click on the link below to access this information.
Councillor Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest(s)
Annual return for the year ended 31 March 2013
There are two main committees - Finance & General Purposes, and Planning, which appoint sub-committees and working parties as and when needed.