Councillors, committees and meetings

Your councillors

There are 38 councillors directing the work of the council, elected by the voters of the Vale of White Horse district.  Our elections are held every four years. You can find councillors and their contact details by:

Council structure

Some key decisions of the council are made by the Cabinet. The leader of the council is Emily Smith. The council is Liberal Democrat controlled.  The council also has a Chair who attends a considerable number of events in the district during the term of office.

Committees, meetings, agendas and minutes

Council committee meetings are now online

We are now conducting council committee meetings online via video conferencing.

Councillors will use Microsoft Teams to take part in meetings and you can watch the proceedings online using a link we will publish on the meeting agenda pages of our website five days prior to the meeting.

You can find the meeting agendas page by clicking on the meeting name in our Calendar of Meetings.

We will also publish the link to each meeting via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Watch a meeting

If you wish to view a meeting, please visit the agenda page and click on the video link – this will be made available five days prior to the meeting.

Taking part in a meeting

We are currently testing a way to allow the public to take part in our online meetings. In the meantime, if you would like to take part in a meeting you will need to submit a statement or question by email in advance – it will then be sent to councillors before the meeting.

For your contribution to be included you must email it to democratic.services@southandvale.gov.uk by 12 noon two working days before the meeting – you will then receive an email confirming the meeting details and a link to the video so you can watch the live proceedings.

Calendar of meetings

Browse to find out when the meetings are taking place. Clicking on a meeting name will take you to details of when and where the meeting will take place along with its agenda and minutes if these have been published.

List of committees

You can view information on all of our committees and by clicking on the committee’s name you can view details of issues discussed in the past and meetings planned for the future.

Decisions

Here’s where you can read details of recent decisions taken by the council or various committees.

Work programmes

A rolling programme of decisions due to be made by the council.