About the Council

Runnymede Borough Council is the local authority covering towns including Addlestone, Chertsey and Egham, as well as their neighbouring villages in north west Surrey.

The Council has held borough status since 1978 but retains the powers and functions of a district council, the most prominent of which are dealing with planning applications and collecting refuse and recycling. Read about Council services and responsibilities.

Our four overarching themes are:

  • Supporting local people
  • Improving our economy
  • Enhancing our environment
  • Developing our organisation

Surrey County Council provides other local government services in the area including education, highways and childrens and adults social care.

We employ around 400 people, many of whom live in the Borough, or in neighbouring areas, and we operate in a political environment, with 41 elected members and a committee structure, supported by member working groups.

Councillors set the overall policy direction of the organisation's work, and approve budgets and major changes to its constitution. Officers advise, and deliver against those policies and report back to councillors.

Our main base is the Civic Centre in Station Road, Addlestone. This is a 10-year-old open-plan office building located in the centre of the new Addlestone One development which includes a Waitrose, Premier Inn, restaurants and a gym.

Runnymede's history dates back to the founding of Chertsey Abbey in 666AD, it is most recognised as the location of the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215. In the 21st century, it is home to a number of nationally recognised business brands and around 88,000 people living in small towns and villages.
You can contact us by telephone, online using the form below or by visiting us at the Civic Centre.
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 came into effect in September 2000.
We have based our Publication Scheme on the Information Commissioner's model scheme for local authorities. The model Publication Scheme commits an authority to make information available to the public as part of its normal business activities.
Byelaws are local laws made by the Council or its predecessors requiring something to be done or not done in a specified area.
The Equality Act 2010 makes it illegal to discriminate against an individual or a group on the basis of characteristics.