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Parish Councils

Parish Councils are independent of other levels of local government, such as Borough and County Councils. 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.

Map of the borough's parishes

Use the external links at the bottom of the page to contact a Parish Council.

For more information concerning any Parish Council matter visit Leicestershire & Rutland Association of Local Councils.

Last updated 17 August 2021
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