What is a Parish Council?

Parish Councils are statutory bodies and they are the first tier of Local Government in England. They are independently elected and raise a precept from the local community via council tax to the Borough Council.

A Parish Council has an overall responsibility for the wellbeing of its local community and its work falls into three categories:

  • Representing the Community
  • Delivering services to meet local needs
  • Striving to improve the quality of life in the Parish