The main Full Council is chaired by the Mayor and meets six or seven times per year. The Annual Town Council meeting is held in May each year, this is the meeting at which the Mayor and committees for the year are elected. The Full Council deals with statutory items, such as agreeing the Council Tax charge (precept), approving the accounts and appointing the Town Clerk. In addition each meeting receives a report from the Police.
The Town Council has 5 standing committees, each responsible for different areas of work and council services: each committee is required to observe the Standing Orders.
Policy and Resources Committee
The Policy & Resources Committee deals with all financial and staffing matters and also with major policy initiatives, projects and strategic planning. The chair of the committee is also Leader of the Council. The chairs of the other committees are members of this committee.
Chair & Council Leader - Bob Brice Vice Chair - John Knight
Members - Roger Andrews, Nick Blakemore, Glyn Bridges, Andrew Bryant, Peter Fuller, David Halik, Graham Payne and Geoff Whiffen.
Town Development Committee
The Town Development Committee meets every three weeks and considers all planning applications submitted to Wiltshire Council for the town as well as other consultation matters relating to licensing, highways and planning.
Chair - Andrew Bryant Vice Chair - Chris Beaver
Members - Bob Brice, Glyn Bridges, Peter Fuller, David Halik, Deborah Halik, John Knight, Stewart Palmen and Geoff Whiffen.
Leisure Services Committee
The Leisure Services Committee meets quarterly and is in charge of community development such as working with Residents associations, organising and supporting community events and providing services such as Active Trowbridge.
Chair - Roger Andrews Vice Chair - Stuart Palmen
Members - Anne Ball, Bob Brice, Rollie Cleere, David Halik, Deborah Halik, Helen Osborn, Jeff Osborn and Linda Self.
Direct Services Committee
The Direct Services Committee meets quarterly and deals with all of the councils land and property including the Civic Centre, Longfield Community Centre, recreational facilities, environmental and street scene improvements, including bus shelters, benches and floral displays.
Chair - John Knight Vice Chair - Clive Blackmore
Members - Chris Beaver, Bob Brice, Andrew Bryant, Peter Fuller, David Halik, Stuart Palmen and Geoff Whiffen.
Museum & Tourism Committee
The Museum and Tourism Committee meets quarterly and deals with issues relating to Trowbridge Museum, the Trowbridge Information Centre and Tourism matters.
Chair - Glyn Bridges Vice Chair - Nick Blakemore
Members - Anne Ball, Clive Blackmore, Bob Brice, Derek Coop, David Halik, Deborah Halik and Linda Self.
Co-opted Members; Friends of Trowbridge Information Centre - Mrs D Grout, Mr A Milroy & Mr B Noakes and VACANT.
Co-opted members; Friends of Trowbridge Museum - Mrs M Pearce, Mr D Mattock, Mr K Rogers & Mr K Hartley.
Civic Centre Management Board
The Civic Centre Management Board is responsible for the management of this venue and its entertainment programme.
Chair - Bob Brice Vice Chair - Nick Blakemore
Members - Glyn Bridges, John Knight, Peter Fuller and Graham Payne.