Your Local Council

What do local Councils do?

Local Councils provide a wide range of services, either directly through their staff or by commissioning services from outside organisations. They also have responsibility for the economic, social and environmental ’wellbeing’ of their area.

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South Tyneside Council

Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Being a local councillor is a privileged form of public service. They are in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

Visit the South Tyneside Council website to see who your local Councilor is and how to contact them.

Sunderland Council

Councillors are elected to the local council to represent their local community, so they must either live or work in the area. Being a local councillor is a privileged form of public service. They are in a position to make a difference to the quality of other people’s daily lives and prospects.

Visit the Sunderland City Council website to see who your local Councilor is and how to contact them.

This section of the sunderland.gov.uk website gives an insight into what the Council is, how it operates, the role democracy plays and how transparency is a cornerstone of the Council and the whole democratic process.