WHAT WE DO
Parish Councils have a number of formal powers.
Many provide allotments, look after playing fields, play areas and village greens.
They maintain and guard things such as rights of way, bus shelters, public seats, small scale street lighting, and often provide village halls and meeting places.
The Parish council can do these things by actually providing them itself, or by helping someone else (such as a charity or volunteers) financially to do so.
Parish councils have the power to improve the quality of community life by spending sums of money on things which, in their opinion, are in the interests of the parish or its inhabitants.