Area: Approximately 1051 hectares
Population: Approximately 17,800
Offices: The Priory, High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9AL
Telephone: 01920 460316
The powers and functions of the council are those prescribed for Parish Councils and governed by the Local Government Act 1972. In addition the Town Council is the trustee of the Priory Charity.
The principal functions and activities are:
The Town Council is the first tier of Local Government and represents views and opinions of the people of Ware in a whole host of issues and matters of local interest, such as town planning and the Stansted Airport expansion, and their effect on the Town.
The Town Council precepts on the East Herts District Council for the amount of monies estimated to be required for Town Council purposes in each financial year. The Town Council has 11 elected members from whom the Town Mayor is elected annually.