Parish and town councils

2. What do they do?

Parish and town councils work at the most local level of government. They do a great deal to improve local services and the quality of life in their communities. The councils differ in size and capacity.

Services they provide include:

  • allotments
  • cemeteries
  • litter bins
  • recreation fields
  • bus shelters
  • parish lighting
  • playgrounds.

The County Council may also delegate services, such as grass cutting and maintenance of rural signposts, to some parish or town councils.

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