What is a Town Council?
A Town Council is a Local Authority whose members are elected every four years. Parish and Town Councils all abide by the same legislation set out by parliament.
What can Town Councils Do?
Parliament has given various powers to Parish and Town Councils. These powers are wide ranging and are subject to changes in legislation. Madeley Town Council has set out its priorities in a Strategy Document 2016-17 which is reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
Where do Town Councils get their funding?
In general, Parish and Towns Councils receive most of their funding through the Council Tax. In addition, Madeley applies for grant funding for specific projects and generates income through room hire at Jubilee House.