The Council

We are a progressive, high performing local authority working hard to deliver the best services for our residents. Spelthorne is one of the 11 Borough/District Councils in Surrey, which, together with Surrey County Council, provide local government services to over one million people. The Council has a wide range of responsibilities and provides services such as planning, environmental health, electoral registration, Council Tax collection, leisure and recreation, parks and open spaces, car parks, housing for the homeless and refuse collection. 

You can find out more about what we do in our Icon for pdf Corporate Plan [1.85MB] and Icon for pdf Annual Report [5.16MB].

The area

Spelthorne is located 15 miles west of Central London. It is bordered by the M25 to the west, the River Thames to the south and west, the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames to the east, and Heathrow Airport to the north. The Borough is at the inner edge of the Metropolitan Green Belt, with 35% of the Borough being urban and the remainder being protected as Green Belt. The principal towns are Staines-upon-Thames, Sunbury, Ashford, Shepperton and Stanwell.

The area enjoys good connections to London and the South East, via the M25, M3 and M4 motorway network and also by the excellent rail links (approximately 30 minutes to London Waterloo), and of course Heathrow Airport is on the Borough's doorstep.

Staff benefits

We offer a wide range of flexible and family friendly employment working arrangements and initiatives to the majority of our employees. These are aimed at creating a positive working environment in which employees are able to work to their full potential and achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Staff are well looked after at Spelthorne Borough Council. We offer:

  • flexible working
  • pension scheme
  • sports and social club
  • free car parking
  • professional fees
  • paid reservists leave (eligible staff can apply for paid reservists leave to help them meet their commitments to the reserve forces)
  • training and development programme
  • buy, bank and borrow annual leave
  • subsidised leisure centre membership
  • health and wellbeing benefits including flu jabs and eye sight tests
  • loans for bicycles, cars, travel season tickets and IT equipment
  • retail discounts and deals on national attractions
  • car allowances where the post-holder is required to use a car for work
  • additional leave for local volunteer work
  • Spelthorne Achievement Awards