Councillors make policy and take key decisions on the Council’s budget, priorities, and how the Council should be run. They are supported and advised in their decision-making by staff officers who work in the various council departments, and who then implement the Council’s decisions.
Councillors also champion local issues. They can help if you are dissatisfied with a Council service by advising or directing you to someone who can help sort out your problem, and can sometimes progress the case on your behalf. As community leaders, they put forward proposals to improve Purton, often bringing together different community groups.