How the council is organised

What councillors do

Your councillors are responsible for making sure that the services that the council provides meet the needs of residents and those who work in Brent.

They do this by setting the overall policies and strategies for the council and by monitoring the way in which these are implemented.

The Full Council of 63 councillors is responsible for agreeing the main policies and priorities for all services, including the council's budget. They meet eight times a year and meetings are open to the public.

What council officers do

Council officers are the people who work for the council and who are paid to deliver the services agreed by councillors.

Chief officers help councillors to develop policies and objectives but their main role is to provide the public with the highest possible standards of service within the money that the councillors make available.