Tewkesbury Borough Council

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Tewkesbury Borough Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Mayor
Cllr Gill Blackwell
Leader
Cllr Robert Vines
Structure
Seats 38 councillors
Tewkesbury Borough Council Composition.svg
33 / 38
3 / 38
2 / 38
Elections
First past the post
Last election
7 May 2015
Meeting place
Council Offices, Gloucester Rd, Tewkesbury
Website
www.tewkesbury.gov.uk

Tewkesbury Borough Council is the local authority for Tewkesbury Borough. Tewkesbury Borough is located in North Gloucestershire in the South West of England region. The Council itself is based in the Council Offices in Tewkesbury proper, but the borough also comprises Ashchurch, Bishop's Cleeve, Brockworth, Churchdown and Winchcombe and a number of other settlements. It is administratively distinct from Tewkesbury Town Council, which serves the smaller parish of Tewkesbury only.[1]

Tewkesbury Borough Council elects 38 Councillors from 22 wards. Following the May 2015 local elections, Tewkesbury Borough Council comprises 33 Conservative Councillors, 2 Liberal Democrat Councillors, and 3 Independent Councillors.[2] The current leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council is Robert Vines and the current Borough Mayor (a ceremonial role) is Gill Blackwell.

History[edit]

Tewkesbury Borough Council was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972,[3] from the municipal borough of Tewkesbury, along with Cheltenham Rural District and part of Gloucester Rural District.

Responsibilities[edit]

Tewkesbury Borough Council carries out a variety of district council functions including:

  • Benefits - Housing and Council Tax
  • Car Parking
  • Concessionary Travel
  • Council Tax - Administration and Collection
  • Elections and Electoral Registration
  • Environmental Health (includes Domestic and Commercial Premises)
  • Food Safety and Hygiene Complaints
  • Noise Pollution and Pest Control
  • Housing Administration
  • Licensing
  • Caravan Sites
  • Planning, including Planning Applications, Advice and Appeals
  • Public Conveniences (in some locales)
  • Health and Leisure Centres
  • Refuse Collection
  • Recycling
  • Tourism and Visitor Information.

Political control[edit]

Electoral Wards of Tewkesbury Borough Council

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties.[4]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1976
Independent 1976 - 1987
No overall control 1987 – 1991
Independent 1991 - 1995
No overall control 1995 – 2011
Conservative 2011 – present

Current Councillors[edit]

A total of 38 councillors are currently members of Tewkesbury Borough Council, with councillors grouping as part of the Conservative Party, Liberal Democrats, or Independents.

Ward Councillor Party
Ashchurch with Walton Cardiff John Hesketh Conservative
Heather McLain Conservative
Badgeworth Robert Vines Conservative
Brockworth Ron Furolo Conservative
Ruth Hatton Conservative
Harry Turbyfield Conservative
Churchdown Brookfield Richard Bishop Conservative
David Foyle Conservative
Churchdown St John's Alexander Evans Conservative
Kay Berry Liberal Democrat
Pearl Stokes Liberal Democrat
Cleeve Grange Susan Hillier-Richardson Independent
Cleeve Hill Mike Dean Conservative
Anna Hollaway Conservative
Cleeve St Michael's Bob East Conservative
Andrew Reece Conservative
Cleeve West Robert Bird Conservative
Rob Garnham Conservative
Coombe Hill David Waters Conservative
Mark Williams Conservative
Highnam and Haw Bridge Philip Awford Conservative
Derek Davies Conservative
Hucclecote Gillian Blackwell Conservative
Innsworth and Down Hatherley Graham Bocking Conservative
Isbourne John Evetts Conservative
Northway Pauline Godwin Conservative
Elaine MacTiernam Conservative
Oxenton Hill Melanie Gore Conservative
Shurdington Philip Surman Conservative
Tewkesbury Newtown Vernon Smith Conservative
Tewkesbury Priors Park Kevin Cromwell Conservative
Julie Greening Conservative
Tewkesbury Town with Mitton Mike Sztymiak Independent
Philip Workman Independent
Twyning Terence Spencer Conservative
Winchcombe Ron Allen Conservative
Janet Day Conservative
Jim Mason Conservative

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