About us

What do we do

We deliver a wide range of services from bases around the county to the people of the Nottinghamshire, everything from applying for a school place for a child to registering a birth.

Serving a population of nearly 800,000 of whom nearly 200,000 are children - the Council is involved in providing care for children, adults and for those with special needs; the provision of education; transport and roads; waste and recycling; planning and the environment; the registering of births, deaths, marriage and civil partnership; emergency planning and trading standards – this list could go on and on.

How the Council works

Nottinghamshire County Council is currently governed by the Conservative Party (37 seats) 

The current composition of the County Council is:

  • The Nottinghamshire County Council Conservatives: 37 seats
  • Nottinghamshire County Council Labour Group: 15 seats
  • Ashfield Independents 10 seats
  • Independent 3 seats
  • Liberal Democrats 1 seat

More information about Election Results 2021

Full Council

Full Council is a major meeting of all 66 county councillors and is the highest level of decision making in the Council. Full Council: 

  • meets approximately every eight weeks
  • sets and approves the policies and budgets within which the Council operates
  • appoints the Leader, committees and their chairs/vice-chairs
  • acts as a forum for political and policy debate on issues affecting the county and its people.


The Council operates a committee system which means that, apart from day-to-day operational decisions, decisions are made by committees comprised of Councillors from all political groups.

View details of the Council's committees, including their members and when they meet.


The Council has one scrutiny committee which focuses on health issues.

Council meetings

Council meetings are usually open to the public. To see agendas, reports and notes view the meetings calendar.


The Council's Constitution sets out the legal rules it must follow, how decisions are made and the procedures which must be followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.