About County Councillors
County Councillors are elected by the people of Nottinghamshire every four years.
Each councillor represents a particular area of the county:
- there are 66 County Councillors in Nottinghamshire
- they represent 56 areas of the county.
Councillors are often members of political parties but they can also be independent.
What do councillors do?
- use their knowledge and views to help make Council decisions
- represent the interests of the residents in their area
- check the quality of services provided by the County Council
- help local people use County Council services and find information.
They do this by:
- attending full council meetings
- sitting on committees
- working closely with other agencies that operate in their area
- holding regularly surgeries for the public to raise issues or find out information.
Types of councillors
There are different councils in Nottinghamshire, and so there are different types of councillors:
- County Councillors serve on the County Council
- District Councillors serve on district councils
- Town or Parish Councillors service on town or parish councils.
A County Councillor may also be a District Councillor, Parish or Town Councillor, or a Member of Parliament or Member of the European Parliament.
For more information on councillors and local government visit the GOV.UK website.