The Parish Council

Parish Council Responsibilities

Parish Councils were founded in 1894 under the Local Government Act and provide the smallest units of civil administration in England. The Council is a corporate body, meaning that individual Councillors cannot act on their own and must abide by the majority decisions.

The responsibilities of the Parish Council include:

  • Employment of the Parish Clerk and Village Keeper
  • Footpaths
  • Lighting
  • Village Hall
  • Village Greens and the Playing Field
  • Notice boards
  • Litter bins
  • Bus shelter
  • Public seating
  • Tidiness of the village (litter and dog fouling)
  • Cemetery

Dunston Parish Council belongs to the Metheringham Cluster group, consisting of Nocton, Ashby-de-la-Launde, Blankney, Dunston, Metheringham, Potterhanworth and Scopwick .