Annual reports for councillors now online
3 October 2019
Residents in Powys interested in the activities carried out by their local county councillor can now view their annual report online.
Annual reports for 2018-19 produced by individual councillors can be found on their individual webpages by visiting Powys County Council's website https://powys.moderngov.co.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?bcr=1 and searching for your councillor.
When written, reports give a snapshot of a councillor's activities over the last year. This includes membership of committees and attendances, issues taken up on behalf of constituents, development sessions attended and other activities.
The reports were first introduced in 2012-13 as part of a Welsh Government initiative to strengthen local democracy.
Writing annual reports is optional. However, those councillors who do not wish to take up the option of writing a "full" report, will have a less detailed report agreed with them, which will give details of membership of committees and attendances and development sessions attended. This will ensure that residents can access basic information about all councillors.
Chair of the Council's Democratic Services Committee, Councillor Elwyn Vaughan, said: "Annual reports give residents an insight into the work carried out by councillors in representing their constituents. The idea is to promote greater understanding of the councillor's role, greater transparency and greater accountability."
If a member of the public wants to comment on a report they should contact the councillor concerned.