As the third tier of government parish councils are considered to represent the interests of local communities. Councils can exercise a wide range of powers over matters such as the provision of allotments, cemeteries, bus shelters, traffic signs, play areas, street lighting and community buildings, and they can have a variety of local maintenance functions. A full list is available here (in PDF format).
The Council’s property includes the Memorial Hall, the John Locke Building and House, the Recreation Field, the allotments at Half Yard, the Broad Street public toilets, the Mike Bush Paddock and the Old Quarry to the east of Wrington Hill, all of which are serviced and maintained by the Council. The Council’s responsibilities include street lighting, allotments, public conveniences, play area equipment and maintenance, dog bins, grit bins, grass cutting on some open spaces, notice boards and tree management at the sites it is responsible for.
The Council use to offer computer and internet access for residents who don’t have facilities at home, however, this has been suspended for the foreseeable future due to Coronavirus/COVID 19.