The Sandown Town Council is a statutory body acting as the most local level of government. The Council plays an important role in promoting the town, representing the interested of and supporting the work of various groups within the community.
The Town Council has a number of formal powers including looking after playing fields and public areas, bus shelters and community buildings thoughout the town.
The Sandown Mayor is Cllr Gary Young, Deputy Mayor is Cllr Cathy Wright. The Town Clerk for Sandown is Marion Cook.