The role of councillors, employees, and how decisions are made


The Council is run for and on behalf of the people of South Tyneside and the Council's assets belong, collectively, to the people of the Borough.

The Council's role is to champion and represent the social, economic and environmental well-being of the area. This role as a community leader is based on the Council's position as the locally elected democratic body.

Our aim is to work for our community in an open and transparent way and keep local people informed and involved in all we do.