Town and parish councils (local councils)

Local councils are a critical part of the local government infrastructure and have a significant range of powers and duties, giving them a unique and specific role within the community. Local councils undertake some of these duties and powers to varying levels and degrees and many raise local precepts for the services they deliver.

Local councils have a key role in representing communities, empowering localities and helping to deliver local services. There are 11 town councils, 97 parish councils and 7 parish meetings and there is a vast difference in size and profile for each.

Local council vacancies

For information about the layout of a notice of vacancy or for a copy template contact Electoral Services 01270 685922.