What your councillor can do for you

Councillors are elected by the local community. They are responsible for making decisions on behalf of the local community about local services and budgets, such as council tax. Each councillor represents a specific area and serves for a period of four years.

The work of a councillor includes:

  • holding surgeries to help local people
  • supporting local organisations
  • campaigning on local issues
  • developing links with all parts of the community

Councillors are not paid a salary or wages, but they are entitled to allowances and expenses to cover some of the costs of carrying out their public duties. All councillors abide by a code of conduct, part of which requires them to declare any financial interests, gifts or hospitality that could influence any decisions they make.

If your concern relates to any of the public services listed below, you should contact your local council. Our 3 local councils are Royal Borough of Windsor and MaidenheadBracknell Forest Council and Slough Borough Council. If this does not resolve the matter you can also approach your locally elected councillor. Your councillors work for you, they will be able to help you or if they can't they will find out who can. 

  • Schools
  • Adult and Family learning
  • Social Services
  • Child Abuse and Protection
  • Strategic planning matters
  • Highways
  • Refuse and waste disposal sites
  • Museums and libraries
  • Town planning
  • Environmental health
  • Street cleaning
  • Licensing
  • Housing
  • Benefits
  • Council tax collection
  • Refuse collection
  • Leisure facilities
  • Planning permission and disputes