Meet your councillors
The Council is made up of 19 councillors, representing three wards. Councillors are elected by residents of their ward every four years.
Councillors make policy and take key decisions on the Council’s budget, priorities, and how the Council should be run. They are supported and advised in their decision-making by officers (i.e. staff) who work in the various council departments, and who then implement the Council’s decisions.
Councillors also champion local issues. They can help if you are dissatisfied with a Council service by advising or directing you to someone who can help sort out your problem, and can sometimes progress the case on your behalf.
As community leaders, they put forward proposals to improve Burnham, often bringing together different community groups to develop a case for change.
Interested in becoming a parish councillor? Find out more here.
Burnham Beeches Ward
Burnham Church Ward
Burnham Lent Rise Ward
**Chairman of the Parish Council, elected May 2019: Judith Foster
*Vice-chairman of the Parish Council, elected May 2019: Marie Hammon