The Council helps look after our inspiring places for future generations. Its members advise on important decisions, inform strategy and keep us connected to the wider public.
What does the Council do?
Council members serve an initial term of three years, and are then eligible to restand. Council elections take place every year with applications usually sought each March prior to a ballot in the autumn. The results of the ballot are announced at the AGM.
Meet the Council
The Council is the guardian spirit of the National Trust. It is not our governing body, but its responsibilities include appointing our Board of Trustees and monitoring their work and performance.