How long do Councillors serve on the Council?

Councillors serve for a 4-year term.

If a councillor fails to attend a meeting for six months, without good reason and prior notice, they are disqualified from being a councillor. If a councillor becomes bankrupt or is put in prison without the option of a fine, they are disqualified.

The councillor is also expected to resign if they no longer either live or work in the district or own or rent any land or property in the district. If a member resigns for any reason, a by-election to fill that vacancy is normally held within two months of the resignation.