Trowbridge Town Council was formed in 1974 as part of a then re-organisation of local government. There are 20 councillors who serve on the council, details of whom and the wards they represent can be found on the Councillors page. This page also includes details of the Wiltshire County Councillors representing the town.
Wiltshire Council is the unitary principal authority for the area, providing the following services: Highways, Planning, Adult Social Care, Children's Services & Education, Libraries, Leisure, Refuse Collection & Disposal and many more. A link to Wiltshire Council and other organizations involved in the governance and service provision within the town is provided via our Partnership Links page.
Members of Trowbridge Town Council do not receive payment or expenses for being elected members. They give their time voluntarily for the benefit of the town and its residents. The paid officers of the council undertake the work of management, administration and service delivery. Councillors make decisions through the meetings of Council and Commitees.
Each year one of the Councillors is elected by the others to be Mayor. The Mayor acts as Chair of the Council.
Trowbridge Town Council has adopted the following:
"Working together to achieve the best quality of life for everyone".
"Working together to promote and develop the well-being of our Community".
To enhance community and individual: social, cultural, environmental, physical and economic well-being.
1. To promote involvement, participation and partnership to achieve the development of a strong community spirit in Trowbridge.
2. To promote the Town, its heritage and its facilities, both to the people of the Town and others, through communicating, monitoring and reviewing all that we do.
3. To represent effectively the views and concerns of the people of Trowbridge at Wiltshire, Regional and National levels.
4. To create a safe, healthy and rewarding workplace for our staff and a work ethic which embraces challenge and change.
5. To provide excellent services equitably and cost-effectively.
6. To create an excellent environment through public participation, internal improvement and constructive external relations.