What do Town and Parish Councils do?

Town and Parish councils, also known as local councils, form the most local level of government and cover many rural and urban areas. They provide and / or maintain services such as allotments, burial grounds, bridleways, bus shelters, open spaces and public buildings.

Local councils are elected bodies and meet regularly.

More information on local councils can be found in the All About Local Councils guide (PDF, 930KB) published by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC). Further publications can be found on the NALC website.