City of London Corporation
The City of London Corporation is the Local Authority for the City and the governing body for the City is the Court of Common Council.
The City of London Corporation is committed to maintaining and enhancing the City as the world’s leading international financial and business centre. Its responsibilities extend beyond the City boundaries in that it provides and maintains a host of facilities for the benefit of the nation. This includes the open spaces of Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath to the famous Barbican Arts Centre and the Museum of London.
In addition to providing services as a Local Authority such as refuse collection, housing, social services, education, environmental services and planning, the City of London Corporation is responsible for a number of other services.
The Corporation runs its own police service, the City of London Police which is the lead police force for economic crime, and operates the nation’s Central Criminal Court, the Old Bailey.
The Corporation maintains five of the Thames bridges and is the Port Health Authority for the whole of the Thames tidal estuary. The three premier wholesale food markets, Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield are also owned by the Corporation.
Court of Common Council
The Court of Common Council is made of 125 elected members: 25 Aldermen and 100 Common Councilmen. Each of the 25 wards is represented by one Alderman and a number of Common Councilmen which in the case of Walbrook is two in number.
Details of the elected members for Walbrook can be found here.
Aldermen are elected for a six year term from the date of their election. John Garbutt was re-elected in 2016 for a second term. Elections for Common Councilmen occur every four years with the next election in March 2017.