These are local people, interested in helping manage and improve the area they live in. They serve for four years and are unpaid.
Currently, there are 10 men and 8 women on the Town Council.
The political makeup changed significantly in the elections of 2nd May 2019.
There are seven Conservative members, seven Lib Dems, two green and two independent Councillors.
Their professions cover a broad range of backgrounds, from surveying, engineering, medicine, house-husbands, and wives and retired folk.
Jean Arrick (C)
Nikki Barton (I)
Jerome Davidson (Lib Dem)
David Dullaway (C)
Kirsten Ellis (I)
Brigitte Hewitt (C)
Peter Isherwood (C)
Jacquie Keen (Lib Dem)
Gary Lloyd (G)
Claire Matthes (G)
Peter Nicholson (Lib Dem)
Melanie Odell (C)
John Robini (Mayor until May 2020) (Lib Dem)
Terry Weldon (Lib Dem)
Geoffrey Whitby (lib Dem)
Each Councillor is elected to represent a Ward (or sub-division) of the town.