What services do Local Councils provide?

What services do Local Councils provide?

 
As the lowest tier of democratically elected representatives in the country, Parish Councils have the mandate to speak on behalf of the people they represent. The local council has an overall responsibility for the well-being of your local neighbourhood.
 
Our work falls into three main categories:
 
• Representing your local community
• Delivering services to meet local needs
• Striving to improve quality of life in the parish.
 
As a local council we might provide, maintain or contribute to the following services:
 
Allotments
• Bridleways
• Bus shelters
• Car parks
• Community centres
• Community safety schemes
• Community transport schemes
• Crime reduction measures
• Cycle paths
• Festivals and celebrations
• Footpaths
• Leisure facilities
• Litter bins
• Local youth projects
• Parks and open spaces
• Planning
• Public lavatories
• Street cleaning
• Street lighting
• Tourism activities
• Traffic calming measures
• Village greens
 
Sometimes we work with the larger councils in our area called ‘Principal Authorities’ to agree which of these services the Parish Council should be in charge of and to ensure the effective delivery of services to the local community.