About The Council

The Town Council is administered from its offices at College House, St Leonard’s Close, Bridgnorth under the leadership of the Town Clerk.

The Town Council has sixteen members who represent the four wards of the town, namely Castle Ward, East Ward, West Ward and Morfe Ward in an equal distribution.

There are two meetings per month of the whole Council on the first and third Tuesday in each month (excluding August) at 7.15pm when the first fifteen minutes of each meeting is set aside to allow for questions from members of the public.

Councillors – Committees – Meetings

What is a Town Council?

Parish or Town Councils in England are the tier of local government below the level of district, borough or unitary council (principal authorities) and are the tier of local government closest to the people. They deliver a vast range of services at a community level. There are around 10,000 community, parish and town councils in England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors. These first tier councils can respond to the needs of the community – delivering the services or representation it most needs to work towards improving community well-being and providing better services.

Parish and Town Councils have a large range of powers, and the activities parish and town councils are involved in are immense. Many are involved in planning, promoting tourism, licensing, community halls, representation, management of town and village centres and providing community halls. For a full list of our services, please see our A to Z of services.