Parish Councils such as Crewe Green are properly called Civil Parish Councils, together with Town Councils, and are part of the first tier of local government and are regarded by most as being the closest to the people.
Local councils are an essential part of the structure of local democracy and your Council has a vital role to perform in acting on behalf of the communities they represent.
The Parish Council should not be confused with ecclesiastical or church parishes and their Parochial Church Councils.
Crewe Green Parish Council:
Represents the views of the local community on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish
Can undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents
Works in partnership with other bodies to improve the quality of life and opportunity for those living in the communities
Alerts the relevant authorities to problems that arise, or work that needs to be undertaken within the parish
Help the other tiers of local government keep in touch with the local community.
Has a wide range of legal duties and powers
Has the power to raise money through the local council tax (the precept).