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|
|Finance||General 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 Town |
Properties/Human Resources Sub-Committee, Naturally Royston Working Party and the May Fayre Committee.