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 members 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
- Village Hall
- Village Green
- Notice boards
- Litter bins
- Bus shelters
- Public seating
- Tidiness of the village (litter and dog fouling)
- Christmas decorations
Nocton Parish Council belongs to the Metheringham Cluster group, consisting of Nocton, Ashby-de-la-Launde, Blankney, Dunston, Metheringham, Potterhanworth and Scopwick .