Who we are & what we do
Brackley Town Council
Brackley Town Council is made up of 15 Councillors, 5 each from Brackley's three Wards – South, West and East. Councillors are elected every four years to represent their particular Wards. The most recent election was held on 7th May 2015.
All Town Councillors are volunteers, and receive no payment.
There are three tiers of local government in the County of Northamptonshire:
Northamptonshire County Council (NCC)
South Northamptonshire District Council (SNC)
Although described as a Town Council, Brackley Town Council is classified as a Parish Council and has the same status in relation to the other tiers of local government as the many smaller Parish Councils in the surrounding villages.
This means it can be difficult to know which tier of Council is responsible for services. For example SNC is the local Planning Authority and makes all planning decisions whilst Brackley Town Council has a consultative role and NCC is responsible for all highways matters (including upkeep) and street lighting.
Included in Brackley Town Council's responsibilities are the installation and upkeep of our many Play Spaces; maintenance of green spaces (some of which are owned by the Council whilst others are maintained on behalf of other bodies which contribute to the cost) and the maintenance of our many dog waste bins.
The Town Clerk's Office is located at 20 High Street, Brackley NN13 7DS.
Council Meetings are held in The Civic Hall, Brackley Town Hall, Market Place on the 1st Monday on each month. Committee Meetings are generally held on 3rd Monday of each month - see the diary of meetings for more information.
Residents are welcome to attend all meetings of the Council and it's committees. If you wish to attend a meeting and ask questions of councillors you can find more information here
From June 2020 all Council meetings will beheld online via ZOOM until further notice.
Your Town Councillors are all elected or co-opted. If you would like to become a councillor, or find out more about what they do, then please contact the Town Clerk at Brackley Town Council office at 20 High Street, Brackley NN13 7DS or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our committees have specific tasks and can have delegated powers.
Brackley Town Council Members Register of Interests
Brackley Town Council Members Register of Interests via South Northants Council
Brackley Town Council Terms of Reference
BTC Terms of Reference adopted 6 July 2020 (PDF, 238 Kb)
Brackley Town Council Terms of Reference adopted 6 July 2020
Brackley Town Council Standing Orders
BTC Standing Orders adopted 6 July 2020 (PDF, 305 Kb)
Brackley Town Council Standing Orders adopted 6 July 2020
Brackley Town Council Financial Regulations
BTC Financial Regulations adopted 6 July 2020 (PDF, 256 Kb)
Brackley Town Council Financial Regulations adopted 6 July 2020
Brackley Town Council Code of Conduct
BTC Code of Conduct adopted 6 July 2020 (PDF, 183 Kb)
Brackley Town Council Code of Conduct adopted 6 July 2020
Brackley Town Council Complaints Procedure
If you have a complaint about the services provided by the Town Council, the prodecure contains information about the way to present that complaint and how it will be dealt with.
BTC Complaints Procedure (PDF, 250 Kb)
BTC Complaints Procedure - adopted 13.5.2019 minute 23/19
Brackley Town Mayor
Brackley Town Mayor 2020-2021
Councillor Christopher Cartmell
The position of Town Mayor is one traditionally maintained in Brackley originating from the historic Royal Charter granted in 1260.
Today, the election of Town Mayor takes place as the first item of business at the Annual Meeting of the Council on the second Saturday in May. The election, being determined by a majority of Members present and voting at the meeting, the Town Mayor is elected for a term of one year.
The Town Mayor acts as Chairman and presides at full meetings of the Town Council. Robes and full civic insignia are worn at these meetings and the presence of the Mace indicates that the Town Mayor is present in her/his official capacity. As Chairman, the Town Mayor has control of full council meeting procedures ensuring compliance with the law and good order.
The Town Mayor will attend Civic Events held throughout the year such the Remembrance Service and Parade, Civic Service and Community Carols. It is also usual that the Town Mayor will nominate local charities and/or organisations to benefit from fund raising activities during their term of office.
Invitations to Brackley Town Mayor
As first citizen, the Town Mayor is the proper person to represent the town on ceremonial occasions locally and elsewhere. Invitations are welcome from all Brackley based organisations, schools, businesses etc. who may wish the Town Mayor to attend any event or function be it a new shop opening, school assembly, community event or 100th birthday celebration.
Invitations to the Town Mayor to attend events and functions should always be received in writing by the Town Mayor's Secretary. If unable to attend an event, the Town Mayor may ask the Deputy Town Mayor to attend on his/her behalf, but is not under any obligation to do so.
Contact for Brackley Town Mayor:
Town Mayor's Secretary
Brackley Town Council
20 High Street
Tel: 01280 702441
Brackley Town Council Officers and Staff
We have a team of officers and staff that work together to deliver the range of services Brackley Town Council provides. They can be contacted via the Brackley Town Council Office at 20 High Street, Brackley NN13 7DS
- 01280 702441
Deputy Town Clerk
- 01280 702441 or DD: 01280 416869
Communications Support Officer / Secretary to Town Mayor
- 01280 702441 or DD: 01280 811521
Venues & Events Co-ordinator
- 01280 702441 or DD: 01280 811422
- 01280 702441
- 01280 702441
- 01280 702441 or DD: 01280 416868