royston Town Council Crest Royston 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  &

Cllr John Davison
Cllr Mark Hughes (Vice Chairman)
Cllr Amy Bourke-Waite Cllr Ruth Brown
Cllr Mike Harrison           Cllr Iain Leggett           Cllr F John Smith  Cllr Emma Squire-Smith Cllr Carol Stanier           Cllr Vera Swallow








Cllr Mike Harrison
(Chairman)                    Cllr Vera Swallow (Vice Chairman)            
Cllr Amy Bourke-Waite
Cllr Ruth Brown
Cllr Ian Coll
Cllr Mark Hughes          Cllr Robert Inwood         Cllr Thomas Perry   Cllr Marguerite Phillips  Cllr Philip Smith       




Cllr Marguerite Phillips
Cllr John Davison (Vice  Chairman)
Cllr Ian Coll
Cllr Robert Inwood
Cllr Iain Leggett              Cllr Thomas Perry          Cllr F John Smith              Cllr Philip Smith               Cllr Emma Squire-Smith  Cllr Carol Stanier 




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