This section provides a brief introduction to Broadstairs & St Peter's Town Council and its role in the community.
What is Broadstairs and St. Peter's Town Council responsible for?
- The Victoria
bandstand kiosk and the summer entertainment programme (bandstand
concerts, Punch and Judy)
- Management of allotment plots at 2 sites
- Broadstairs in Bloom
- Mockett’s Wood in St Peter’s
- Culmer’s amenity land in Broadstairs
- Awarding grants to local organisations and events
- Decorative lighting in the town and on the seafront
- Neighbourhood Plan for Broadstairs and St. Peter's
- Responding to Planning and Development Control consultations
- Consulting on planning applications for the Broadstairs and St.
- Producing the Annual Report, website
- Civic events: Remembrance Service, Civic Service, the Annual Town Assembly
- Community Hall, Council Chamber and Mayor’s Parlour hire – meetings
and events venue
- The Mayor’s office and engagements
- Full Council, Finance and General Purposes and Planning Committee
meetings throughout the year, plus the sub committees and working parties
established as issues arise
- All statutory duties of a Town 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)
There are two main committees - Finance & General Purposes, and Planning, which appoint sub-committees and working parties as and when needed.