Council Activities

Below is a list of things that the Parish Council are generally responsible for looking after, along with details of responsibilities of the Borough Council and County Council.

County Councils

Monitoring Officer for County Members only

 

Education

Most schools

Special education

Nursery, adult, community

 

Personal Social Services

Securing provision for the elderly, children and those with disabilities (including social care and health and residential care)

Inspection Services

Planning

Strategic planning/structure plans

Minerals and waste planning

Historic buildings

 

Highways/Transport

Public transport

Highways and parking

Traffic management

Footpaths and bridleways

Transport planning

Street lighting

 

Emergency Planning

 

Recreation

Parks and open spaces

Support for the arts

Archives and Record Office

Museums/Art Galleries

 

Economic Development

 

Tourism Development

Environmental Services

Refuse disposal

Recycling

Gypsy sites

Trading Standards

 

Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths

 

Library & Information Service

 

Grants to voluntary bodies

 

Community Planning

Borough Councils

Monitoring Officer

Ethics & Probity for District & Parish Members

 

Housing

Management and maintenance of council houses

Working with Housing Associations (known as Registered Social Landlords)

Housing advice

Renovation grants

Homelessness

Unfit housing

Residential care

 

Cemeteries and Burials, Crematoria

 

Planning

Local Development Framework

Development control (Planning applications and enforcement)

Advertising consent

Historic buildings

Conservation areas

Tree preservation

 

Highways/Transport

Unclassified roads

Off-street car parking

Traffic management

Footpaths and bridleways

Road safety

Local transport plans

Street lighting

Street naming

 

Emergency Planning

 

Recreation

Parks, open spaces and halls

Swimming pools and leisure centres

Support for the arts

Museums and art galleries

 

Economic Development

 

Tourism Development

Environmental Services

Refuse collection/street cleansing

Recycling

Management of travellers/gypsy sites

Food safety

Public conveniences

Markets

Dog and pest control

Noise abatement

Health & Safety

Public seating

Licensing

 

Allotments

 

Electoral Registration/Elections

 

Council Tax and Business Rate collection

 

Grants to voluntary bodies

 

Help with Lottery Applications

 

Community Planning

Community Safety (anti-social behaviour, alcohol byelaws)

Parish Councils

Clocks

 

Closed Churchyards

Burials/Cemeteries

 

Planning – as consultees

 

Bus shelters

 

War and other memorials

Street lighting

 

Public Open Spaces

Village Halls

Playing fields

Museums and the Arts

Tourism Development

 

Litter bins and litter clearance

 

Local charities

 

Public seating

 

Allotments

 

Grants to voluntary bodies

 

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