Each year, your town councillors give up hundreds of hours of their free time in the service of the community. They can claim expenses for travel on Council business, but otherwise, being a town councillor is comparable to being a volunteer.

They represent a wide variety of skills and talents and their mission is to help Burnham be the best it possibly can.

NOTE – 2 JULY 2020

Cllr Helen Elliott has resigned, leaving a vacancy. For more information, click here.

Meetings and Committees

The councillors meet at least once a month for council meetings, to which the public is invited.

They also meet regularly to consider Planning applications, and, often in smaller groups, attend Committees, working groups and  local volunteer groups.

If you want a summary of the roles the councillors have taken on, click on the pdf below.

Councillors & Committees. May 2018


The councillors are available for consultation by Burnham residents at the council chamber during monthly advice surgeries. You can, of course, chat to them when you see them out and about, but be aware that they are working at the council for free, have other jobs and, like you, do need some time to unwind and chill. So please be polite, even if you are upset about something – like you, they react better when people are calm and clear.


There are 10 town councillors representing the two wards in Burnham. While councillors may concentrate on issues arising in their ward, they are also free to work on issues relating to another ward or relevant to the town in general.

Click on the boxes below to find out more about who your councillors are and what each of them does.

  • Town Councillors