There are 57 elected councillors in Chelmsford who form the Full Council.
The Full Council is responsible for setting budgets and policies, as well as:
agreeing the chairmen of all Council committees
agreeing membership of the committees
debating issues important to the City
Full Council meetings take place four times a year and are open to the public. You can find out about attending and participating in meetings.
The Leader of the Council leads the cabinet, which is formed of up to nine other councillors from the Conservative Party.
The cabinet is responsible for making day-to-day decisions within the budgets and policies that the Full Council has set.
The cabinet meets ten times a year, and meetings are open to the public. You can find out about attending and participating in meetings.
To support the Cabinet, we have a number of other committees where councillors take decisions.
Each committee focuses on a specific council function. The committees consider issues in detail at scheduled meetings, and then decisions or recommendations are made to the Cabinet or to the Full Council.