About Kilsby Parish Council

What Powers and Duties do Parish Councils Have?

Parish councils have a variety of powers and duties, all of which impact directly on the community.
The following can be under the remit of the parish council:
Cemetery
Bus Shelters
Highways – lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening, consent of parish council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance
Seats (public)
Land – acquisition and sale of
Legal proceedings – power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community, power to take part in any public enquiry
Litter - provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns
Signs – danger signs, place names and bus stops signs
Planning – parish councils must be notified of, and display for residents, any planning applications for the area. Any comments submitted to the planning authority by the parish council must be taken into account
Postal and Telecommunication Facilities – power to pay a public telecommunications operator any loss sustained in providing services in that area
Recreation – provision of recreation grounds, public walkways, pleasure grounds, open spaces, village greens, gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps and boating ponds
Rights of Way – footpath and bridleway maintenance