Councillors and democracy

We are the democratically elected local council for the New Forest. Find out about our structure, work and responsibilities on behalf of the people of the district.

The Chairman is the council's civic head and the first citizen of New Forest.
Councillors are elected by the community to decide how we carry out activities.
Details of our structure, including council meetings that you can attend.
The constitution sets out how the council operates, how decisions are made and what procedures are followed.
Petitions are one way in which people can let us know their concerns.
The Forward Plan lists key decisions likely to be made by or for the council's Cabinet.
Contact info for parish and town clerks and register of interests forms for parish and town councillors.
Councillors can award small grants to address local needs within their ward

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