The Town Council consists of 19 Members who are elected every four years, and represent the five wards within Porthcawl. The Town Council employs two Full Time Staff and One Part Time Staff. The Town Council has set up a Committee Structure to deal with much of its business. The Town Council also discusses much of its business through the operation of Working Groups, which act in addition to the Committees of the Town Council. Working Groups usually operate to discuss a specific issue, whereas Committees operate to discuss several issues of Council Business.