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