The Role of a Councillor
Our Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community. Councillors have to balance the needs and interests of residents, the political party they represent (if any) and the council. The councillor’s role and responsibilities include:

* representing the ward for which they are elected
* decision-making
* developing and reviewing council policy
* scrutinising decisions taken by the councillors on the executive or cabinet
* regulatory, quasi-judicial and statutory duties
* community leadership and engagement

And above all, it is the job of the councillor to scrutiny procedures and stimulate real local involvement in how the council manages and delivers its business.

It is the job of a councillor to represent their community, including when things are going wrong with council related issues, if their involvement can be beneficial. It is not their job to resolve issues which could be handled by individuals, or which have no bearing on the council. So please, do respect our Councillors. Do communicate local issues to them which could be of benefit to the community. But please do not burden them with small issues if these could be best handled by yourselves.
Local Councillors
Tadworth & Walton Ward Councillors
Rachel Turner
Tel: 01737 812565

Zelanie Cooper

Rod Ashford
Tel: 01737 831446

Contact councillors c/o -
Town Hall
Castle field Street

County Councillor
Rebecca Paul
Tel: 07733 044122
Surrey County Council
Surrey County Council is responsible for a number of local public services, which are listed below. These include the standard responsibilities of county councils such as transport and highway management, waste disposal (but not collection) and education.

Highway issues, such as with roads, including pot-holes, worn or cracked road surfaces, street lights and sign lighting, are the concern of Surrey County Council. Click here to report these is through the on-line reporting form. If you are unable to report issues on-line, or in an emergency, then call the contact centre on 0300 200 1003.
Responsibilities of Surrey County Council
* Birth, marriage and death registration
* Education
* Fire
* Highways – including on-street parking, pot-holes, traffic management, and street lighting
* Libraries
* Recreation, arts and museums
* Social care
* Strategic planning
* Trading standards
* Transport
* Waste disposal
Responsibilities of Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
* Collection of council tax and non-domestic rates
* Environmental health
* Housing
* Leisure centres
* Local plans and planning applications
* Public conveniences
* Waste collection