What Do Your Members Do?

Members are regularly asked what we do as members of the Court of Common Council. The Corporation is the Local Authority for the Square Mile as well as providing numerous pan London services.

Unlike Local Authority councillors City Councilmen are not remunerated and the majority of members stand as political independents.

Basically, we represent the interests of those within the Ward – whether electors or not – on the committees of the City of London Corporation which covers its core services, and also serve on the other committees covering the Corporation’s wider activities.

Core services are largely covered by ‘ward committees’ on which every ward is represented. These include Finance, Planning & Transportation, Port Health & Environmental Services, Markets (covering the City’s wholesale food markets), Culture, Heritage & Libraries, and Community and Children’s Services.

Additionally there are separate committees covering Policing, Open Spaces, schools, City Academies and other educational establishments, and the Barbican Arts Centre, to which members are elected because they have a special interest or expertise.

Castle Baynard members are very active in the City and besides serving on a wide range of committees the current members include the Chairmen of The Board of Governors of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Streets & Walkways and Policy and Resources.

An important part of our Case Work which is to raise issues which you bring to us about the City’s services or environment.

If you want to know more about our work, or have questions about the City of London, please contact any one of us using the links in the Contacts section of this site.