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
Some Parish Councils provide more services than others e.g. cemeteries, war memorials, allotments etc, depending on the needs and wishes of the residents of their areas.
Nocton Parish Council belongs to the Metheringham Cluster group, consisting of Nocton, Dunston, Metheringham, Scopwick and Blankney.