The town of Eton and the village of Eton Wick are situated directly aecross the River Thames from the town of Windsor in Royal Berkshire. The word Eton will lead most people to think of the famous Eton College, but the town and village and their surrounding areas also combine to create a thriving local community.
The High Street in Eton supports a variety of businesses, and whilst some relate, at least partly, to the needs of the College, others hold a wider appeal. To find out more about the businesses in Eton, please use the link to the Eton Traders web site. The village of Eton Wick enjoys a good range of shops and also supports a variety of businesses within its boundaries.
The Town Council comprises 14 elected members, (seven for the Eton ward and seven for the Eton Wick ward), who are elected for a four year term and the last elections were held in 2015. Town Council meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month and are open to the public. Each year the Town Council elects a Mayor and Deputy Mayor.
The Town Council also employs a Town Clerk whose numerous duties include manning the Council offices on Tuesday to Friday from 8am to 1pm.
The Town Council is represented on most local bodies i.e. the local Schools Boards of Governors, the Baldwin’s Bridge Trust, the Eton Poor’s Estate, the Eton & Eton Wick Partnership and the Neighbourhood Action Group as well as a number of the many special interest groups that exist locally. Councillors have chosen not to receive payment for their duties, although they can be reimbursed travel expenses when they attend meetings outside the parish boundaries.
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