The Local Committee in Elmbridge is one of eleven established by Surrey County Council in April 2002 to bring its decision making closer to the local community. It serves to give both communities and individuals a bigger say over decisions affecting them.
The local committee in Elmbridge is made up of nine County Councillors, representing each of the divisions within the Borough, and nine Borough Councillors. Together they discuss and make decisions on a range of local services including highways and transportation, social care, education and young people.
Residents are welcome to attend meetings to ask questions, present petitions on matters of local concern, or simply listen in.
The Local Committee also provides funding to support local projects and initatives that can make a difference to the community, with over £148,000 available in 2012/13.