The Council consists of 9 elected Members. Elections to the Town Council are held every 4 years. Any vacancies that occur during the four years, known as 'casual vacancies', are filled by another election or by co-option of a new Member.
The full Town Council meets on the third Monday of every month (except December when the Council meets on the second Monday). All meetings are held at The Town Hall in Berkeley, starting at 7.00pm and are open to the public (currently via Zoom). There is a Planning & Finance Committee that meets at the Town Hall on the second Monday of every month, starting at 7.00pm. Currently all committees are suspended and Full Council meetings are being held via virtual platform Zoom.
The Council is led by a Chairman - Councillor Philip Stevenson
The day to day Council business is managed by the Town Clerk - Justine Hopkins.
Berkeley Town Council is responsible for the following facilities in and around the town of Berkeley:
Berkeley Town Council also sends a representative to serve on each of the committees that administer The Berkeley Parochial Trust, the Berkeley Grammar School Educational Fund and Berkeley Books Community Library.
Berkeley Parochial Trust
Berkeley Grammar School Educational Fund