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 as well as children's 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.

This page sets out how Runnymede Borough Council meets the WCAG 2.1 accessibility regulations, or the steps it is taking in order to meet them. This includes the launch of a new website in May 2021.