About us

About St Albans City and District Council


We believe that it is the community as a whole that makes our district an attractive, enjoyable place to live, visit and work.

As a council we have gone through significant change in recent years including reducing our revenue budget by £7m and our staff team by 20%.  We have protected front line services and strengthened our partnerships to ensure we continue to deliver high quality services.

The area has many strengths: a green setting; fantastic Roman heritage; great restaurants; excellent rail and road transport links; a highly-qualified population; a well networked business community.  Our entrepreneurial spirit drives economic growth in both the beautiful cathedral City of St Albans and the thriving towns and villages that surround it.


Vision Statement/Key Priorities

Our vision and commitments provide direction for our work so that we focus on activities that will achieve the greatest benefits for the District, given limited resources.

Corporate Plan and Budget Strategy


Political Structure

St Albans City and District Council has 58 Councillors, representing our 20 wards. Elections are held in thirds and the next local election will take place in May 2018. The political makeup of the Council is: Conservative: 31, Liberal Democrats: 17, Labour: 7, Independent: 2, and Green: 1.

For general information about the Council and our communities please visit our main website.