Horncastle Town Council Mission StatementThe Council will continue to improve the quality of life for people living in Horncastle and enhance the attractiveness of the town as a place in which to live, work, visit and invest.
a) To provide a strong and independent voice for Horncastle
b) To preserve and enhance the traditions, character and identity of the town
c) To promote Horncastle as a clean, safe, welcoming and prosperous town for all
d) To provide high standard and cost effective services
e) To work in partnership with others to achieve more for Horncastle
Horncastle Town Council came into being in 1974 following the Local Government Act 1972.
Although called a ‘Town Council’ it’s responsibilities and powers are the same as any Parish Council. It has certain duties that it must undertake by law and can carry out a variety of activities within its boundary.
The Town Council is made up 12 Councillors and Council meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month, except in August.
All council and committee meetings are open to the public and there is a public participation session at the start of each meeting when members of the public can raise any concerns or comments they have on matter relating to the town
The Chairman of the Council is also the Town Mayor. An election to nominate a councillor to hold this post is held at the Annual Meeting in May each year.
A Clerk, a Responsible Financial Officers (RFO) and a part time assistant carry out the day-to-day management of the Council and implement its decisions, ensuring at all times that the Council complies with all its legal requirements.
A full time Estates Supervisor manages the Cemetery and maintains other Council assets around the town.
The Town Council office is situated in the Horncastle Community Access Point and Library on Wharf Road
Office opening hours are:
– Wednesdays – 9am until 1pm
– Thursdays – 9am until 1pm
Appointments outside these hours can be arranged by contacting the Town Clerk
Town Council Surgeries
Surgeries provide members of the public with an opportunity to meet with councillors outside of formal meetings and raise queries on any matters relating to the town.
Surgeries take place on a Saturday from 10am until 11am in Horncastle Library.
Next surgery – TBC