The running of the Council is overseen by 90 elected Councillors often referred to as the "Members" of the Council. Councillors are not paid a salary but allowances are paid in recognition of the time and commitment spent in serving the needs of the Community and the District as a whole.
The Council has achieved "Beacon Council" status for its work in Community Safety. This status is awarded by the Government for Councils which can show exceptional best practice in a particular service area. Bradford Council is a large metropolitan council responsible for, or playing a key role in the provision of, a comprehensive and wide range of public services, such as social services, education, housing, highways, planning, libraries, street cleaning and environmental protection.