Sixteen Councillors collectively make the decisions that determine what the town council does, what services it provides, how its budget is spent, and how best to serve the local area. All the town councillors carry out their duties and give their time to the community on a voluntary basis.
Councillors are accountable to the electorate. They are voted onto the Council to serve for their period of office, usually four years. There are some decisions reserved only for the full Council (such as agreeing the Budget and Precept) and many decisions are delegated to the various committees.
If a Councillor resigns and creates a vacancy and local voters don’t request that an election is held, the Council may co-opt additional Councillors. Find out about becoming a Councillor by election or co-option HERE
Each Town Councillor is legally required to complete and submit a Register of their Interests.
These forms are collected by the Clerk and sent to Cornwall Council where the Monitoring Officer’s team arrange for them to be published on the St Ives Town Council page of Cornwall Council’s website.
To access the most up to date published copies of the Councillors Register of Interests click the button in the section above.