St Ives Town Council has published its annual report, outlining its activities over the past year and how council tax payers’ money is being spent.

St Ives Town Council annual report

In a foreword to the report, mayor, Kirsty Arthur, says: “It has been a pleasure to serve the community over the last 12 months, and it’s amazing to see the town returning to life after what has been a hugely taxing couple of years.

“Whilst the Coronavirus is still with us, we are all trying to live with it and return our lives to some kind of normality. Some of us have lost loved ones and have experienced plenty of uncertainty in our lives.

“Yet we will also remember it as a truly unique year, when our community found itself on the world’s stage, hosting the G7 summit. Through an amazing community spirit we rose to the challenge as we welcomed world leaders, thousands of police and security, and others following the event. We enjoyed the excitement for the most part, and still managed to go about our daily lives with resilience and a smile.”

There’s a chance to meet the councillors, some of whom were newly elected in 2021. You can see which committees they sit on, and what those commitees down. There are details, too, of the council’s budget and what the money is spent on.

Finally, you can find out who does what behind the scenes — a list of the council’s staff.

Download the report here.