The job of the Parish Council is to represent the interests of the local community.
The Parish Council can’t grant or refuse planning permission, but it is a consultee to the district council, and can comment on specific decisions and planning policy. Its strength lies in local knowledge. It also reports highways problems to the county council. The District and County Councillors attend parish council meetings as often as they can.
The Council is granted limited public funds through a parish precept collected with the council tax. The parish council uses these for jobs such as grass cutting and hedge cutting in the parish.
The Parish Council is responsible for maintaining its assets, which include the war memorial, the telephone box, Horseman’s Well and the village entry signs.