The Town Council is an elected body corporate with perpetual succession made up of local people representing the interests of the community. Canvey Island Town Council has a Town Mayor, Deputy Town Mayor and 9 other councillors representing various wards which are East Ward, North Ward, South Ward, Central Ward, West Ward and Winter Gardens Ward.
The Town Council is funded almost entirely by the precept which is collected by Castle Point Borough Council on behalf of the town as part of the Council Tax.
The duties of the Town Council – the functions which it must carry out are limited, but it’s powers – the areas where it has discretion to act if it chooses are wide.
Councils Business and Action Plan
The Council reviews its activities each year and discusses and agrees new projects which would be beneficial to the community. These plans cover a rolling 3-4 year period and are monitored by the Council and its relevant committees.
Business and Action Plan 2019-2023
Three Year Budget Forecast
Four Year Activity Plan
A SUMMARY OF OUR SERVICES:
As the first tier of government the Town Council is responsible to residents for a number of services including:
Broad Range of Activities
Community Engagement leading to Positive Outcomes
Engaging with Diverse Groups in the Community
Co-operating with other organisations
The Council or its committees meet every six weeks and all meetings are open to the public.
The meetings will normally be held on a Monday evening at 7.30pm at the Council offices, 11 High Street, Canvey Island (please view the agenda as this could be subject to change).
Agendas for meetings are displayed in the Town Council Office window, the Library, our website and our notice boards at Leigh Beck School, Village bus stop, NHS Clinic Long Road, Third Avenue and at the junction of Foksville Road and Furtherwick Road within the town centre.
Agendas and minutes are sent to all Canvey Councillors, the Library, Castle Point Borough Council, the local press and various requested individuals.
The Town Council holds an Annual Town Meeting between 1st March and the 1st June which is a forum for the public to come and question members on any matters relating to the work of the Town Council.