Bradford on Avon is divided into 2 wards: South Ward and North Ward. Each ward is represented by 6 elected Town Councillors. Town Councillors are volunteers elected by residents of the town (people living in Bradford in Avon who are eligible to vote in Town Council elections).
Since 2010, Bradford on Avon has been part of the Chippenham Parliamentary Constituency.
The Mayor is the figurehead of the Town Council. Mayors are elected by their fellow Town Councillors for a 1-year term. Mayors can be re-elected.
During their term, the Mayor promotes and develops opportunities for the town. This involves growing individual and community relationships.
The Mayor also performs important social and ceremonial roles as a community leader.
When the Mayor is not available, the Deputy Mayor takes on these duties.
The Mayor also:
- Provides guidance to other Councillors about what is expected of them.
- Acts as the principal Town Council spokesperson.
- Encourages good working relationships between Councillors.
Bradford on Avon’s current Mayor is Councillor Katie Vigar.
Councillors must declare certain interests when they are elected. This includes declaring pecuniary interests.
Pecuniary interests are financial interests.
You can view the Town Councillors declared interests on Wiltshire Council’s website: Town Councillors’ declared interests