About the Council

Manningtree Town Council serves the residents of Manningtree, England's smallest town. Amongst our responsibilities are the care and upkeep of some of the town's street lights, benches and litter bins, maintaining the beach, keeping the town free of litter and weeds, assist with crime prevention and liaising with both Tendring District Council and Essex County Council on our residents' behalf.

The Council is made up of seven councillors and one part-time clerk (who is the Proper Officer and Responsible Financial Officer of the Council). The Manningtree electorate vote the Councillors onto the council at the May elections which are held every four years. If there are less than eight candidates then an election is not held and the candidates automatically become councillors (unless there is a strong objection by a member of the public).

Manningtree Town Council meets every month (except August) usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church Hall, South Street, Manningtree. The general public are welcome at these meetings and may speak during the Open Session to ask questions and voice concerns. The agenda is issued at least 3 working days prior to the meeting and displayed on the two town noticeboards.