Your Local Council must

What does your council do?

Planning, highways, transport and traffic, community safety, housing, street lighting, allotments, cemeteries, playing fields, community centers, litter, war memorials, seats and shelters, rights of way – these are some of the issues that concern parish government.

Central Government is encouraging local councils to deliver more services and play a greater part in their communities.

  • an evening bus taking people to the nearest town
  • affordable housing to rent
  • pond clearing
  • redecorating the community center
  • a teenagers’ drop-in club
  • a summer festival
  • equipment for a children’s activity group
  • transport to hospital.

Projects like these may be a challenge and need hard work and commitment – but they are achievable.