Reporting to the Head of Paid Service through the Corporate Head of Legal and Democratic Services, the role of Legal and Democratic Services is to assist in the administration of the democratic process and the decision-making machinery of the council, ensuring the law is correctly applied.
Provides corporate advice to the council, advice to members and officers, ensures probity and legality of the council’s decisions and actions, represents the council as necessary in civil and criminal proceedings, and gives advice and assistance to other public organisations.
Administers the democratic processes of the council and other bodies.
Manages the electoral registration and election process, ensures that local people are fully able to exercise their right to vote and influence decisions that affect their lives.
Provides secretarial services to staff and teams within Legal and Democratic Services and to some other units.
Provides secretarial support to all members of Shropshire Council.
Supervision and liaison with the coroner in the county.
Maintenance of the Commons Registers and completion of searches.
Supporting the Clerk to the Lieutenancy for all official royal visits and engagements.
Please follow the links on this page for further information.
Legal and Democratic Services 2009/10 Service Plan
Service plans are a key element of the planning process and service delivery at the Council. They identify what each service area is going to be doing in the coming year to deliver the corporate priorities for improvement. They also detail how progress towards achieving these targets will be measured.
The Legal and Democratic Services 2009/10 Service Plan forms part of the Council’s planning process and is the link between the targets contained within the Shropshire Council Corporate Plan 2009-2013 and the team plans for individual services within Legal and Democratic Services.
The 2009/10 Service Plan is attached to this page.