royston Town Council CrestRoyston Town Council came into being in 1974 as a result of local government reorganisation. The Coat of Arms was granted to Royston Urban District Council in 1952 and passed to the Town Council in 1974 and carries the motto: A bonis ad meliora.  This means: From good things to better. The Coat of Arms is prominent on the council's chain of office. 

15 members are elected every four years to serve on the Town Council.
The Mayor of Royston is elected each May and serves for a year.

Royston is proud to have its own Town Crier. The current town crier, Graham Pfaff, has been in post since 2003. The post of Town Crier is an honorary one with a long historic tradition in the town. He has become a popular and well known figure in the town as, in full uniform and bell in hand, he “cries” for various civic and charity events

Town Council information booklet 

Becoming a Councillor leaflet

Committees: Ten members serve on each of the principal committees
FinanceGeneral Purposes  &
Highways
Planning:

Cllr F John Smith
(Chairman)
Cllr John Davison
(Vice Chairman)
Cllr Peter Burt
Cllr Lindsay Davidson
Cllr Sarah Dingley
Cllr Mike Harrison  
Cllr Mark Hughes
Cllr Rod Kennedy
Cllr Ben Lewis
Cllr Laira Whitford

Cllr Mike Harrison
(Chairman)
Cllr Peter Burt
(Vice Chairman)
Cllr Mark Hughes
Cllr V Hulström-Allen
Cllr Robert Inwood
Cllr Iain Leggett
Cllr Ben Lewis
Cllr Vera Swallow
Cllr Rita Turner
Cllr Laura Whitford

Cllr Lindsay Davidson
(Chairman)
Cllr Vera Swallow
(Vice  Chairman)
Cllr John Davison
Cllr Sarah Dingley
Cllr Victoria Hulström-Allen
Cllr Robert Inwood
Cllr Rod Kennedy
Cllr Iain Leggett
Cllr F John Smith
Cllr Rita Turner

 

Members also serve on the Museum Advisory Sub-Committee, the Town
Properties/Human Resources Sub-Committee,  Naturally Royston Working Party and the May Fayre Committee.