Tewkesbury Borough Council is the local authority for Tewkesbury Borough. Tewkesbury Borough is located in North Gloucestershire in the South West of England region. The Council itself is based in the Council Offices in Tewkesbury proper, but the borough also comprises Ashchurch, Bishop's Cleeve, Brockworth, Churchdown and Winchcombe and a number of other settlements. It is administratively distinct from Tewkesbury Town Council, which serves the smaller parish of Tewkesbury only.
Tewkesbury Borough Council elects 38 Councillors from 22 wards. Following the May 2015 local elections, Tewkesbury Borough Council comprises 33 Conservative Councillors, 2 Liberal Democrat Councillors, and 3 Independent Councillors. The current leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council is Robert Vines and the current Borough Mayor (a ceremonial role) is Gill Blackwell.
Tewkesbury Borough Council was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from the municipal borough of Tewkesbury, along with Cheltenham Rural District and part of Gloucester Rural District.
Tewkesbury Borough Council carries out a variety of district council functions including:
Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties.
|Party in control||Years|
|No overall control||1973 - 1976|
|Independent||1976 - 1987|
|No overall control||1987 – 1991|
|Independent||1991 - 1995|
|No overall control||1995 – 2011|
|Conservative||2011 – present|
A total of 38 councillors are currently members of Tewkesbury Borough Council, with councillors grouping as part of the Conservative Party, Liberal Democrats, or Independents.
|Ashchurch with Walton Cardiff||John Hesketh||Conservative|
|Churchdown Brookfield||Richard Bishop||Conservative|
|Churchdown St John's||Alexander Evans||Conservative|
|Kay Berry||Liberal Democrat|
|Pearl Stokes||Liberal Democrat|
|Cleeve Grange||Susan Hillier-Richardson||Independent|
|Cleeve Hill||Mike Dean||Conservative|
|Cleeve St Michael's||Bob East||Conservative|
|Cleeve West||Robert Bird||Conservative|
|Coombe Hill||David Waters||Conservative|
|Highnam and Haw Bridge||Philip Awford||Conservative|
|Innsworth and Down Hatherley||Graham Bocking||Conservative|
|Oxenton Hill||Melanie Gore||Conservative|
|Tewkesbury Newtown||Vernon Smith||Conservative|
|Tewkesbury Priors Park||Kevin Cromwell||Conservative|
|Tewkesbury Town with Mitton||Mike Sztymiak||Independent|