Introduction to Bourne Town Council
Bourne Town Council came into being in 1974 following the Local Government Act 1972. Although called "Town Council" its responsibilities and powers are the same as any Parish Council. It has certain duties that it must undertake by law and carries out activities within its boundary. The Parish is made up of Bourne and the villages of Cawthorpe, Dyke and Twenty.
The Town Council, which meets nominally at six-weekly intervals, is made up of 15 councillors. The Parish is divided into 2 areas, "East" and "West" wards, with 7 representing the East ward and 8 representing the West ward. Each year, in May, one of the numbers is elected as Chairman of the Council, also known as the Town Mayor. The Council is served by the Town Clerk and one Assistant who carry out the day-to-day management of the Council and implement its decisions ensuring that all the legal requirements are complied with by the Council.
Bourne Parish Neighbourhood Plan Consultation
Residents and workers within the parish of Bourne have a unique opportunity to be involved in the decision making for the parish by creating a Neighbourhood Plan. For more information click on the Neighbourhood Plan link on the left hand side of this page.