Parish Councils are independent of other levels of local government, i.e. Borough and County Council, however they maintain a close working relationship with both.
The activities of Parishes vary depending on how large and how active they are. Some meet infrequently (but at least four times a year, including one annual parish meeting) and are responsible for very few matters. Other, larger, parishes undertake many duties such as street lighting, managing cemeteries, allotments, village halls, war memorials and markets etc. Parish Councillors have an active interest and concern for their local community.
They represent local people and work in partnership with them and others when necessary. They help facilitate the provision of local services and facilities and take decisions that form the policy of the Parish Council. Parish Councillors have to abide by the local government code of conduct. Parish Councillors must also declare a personal or prejudicial interest in any matter under discussion at a Parish Council meeting as required.
The way to contact a Parish Council on any matter is via the Parish Clerk.
For more information concerning any Parish Council matter visit Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils