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. Normally Council elections take place every year. For 2020 the Board and Council have decided to cancel this year's elections to the Council. The temporary constitutional changes allowing this to happen have been approved by the Charity Commission. With no elections this year, the Board and the Council have agreed that all existing elected members of the Council will serve one additional year. The Council elections will proceed as usual in 2021.
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.