The Town Council consists of 19 councillors who represent 7 wards. Each year the council elects from their number a Town Mayor. The Council conducts its business through four programme committees:
Amenities and Tourism
Finance and General Purposes
The Planning Committee meets every third week. Other Committees and Full Council meet six times a year.
The Council fulfils a positive role at the heart of the Community. It is represented by individual members, who are elected annually on a significant number of outside groups and organisations.