Crewe Green Parish Council 

About Parish Councils

       

Parish Councils, properly called Civil Parish Councils, together with Town Councils, are part of the first tier of local government and are regarded by most as being the closest to the people.

          

These local councils are an essential part of the structure of local democracy and have a vital role in acting on behalf of the communities they represent.

   

They should not be confused with ecclesiastical or church parishes and their Parochial Church Councils.

        

Parish Councils:

  • Represent the views of the local community on planning applications and other proposals that affect the parish

  • Undertake projects and schemes that benefit local residents

  • Work in partnership with other bodies to improve the quality of life and opportunity for those living in their communities

  • Alert 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 their local communities.

  • Have a wide range of legal duties and powers

  • Have the power to raise money through the local council tax (the precept).​

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