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
  • Footpaths
  • Lighting (some lighting is the responsibility of the Parish Council, other lighting is the responsibility of developers)
  • Village Hall
  • Village Green
  • Notice board
  • Litter bins
  • Bus shelters
  • Public seating
  • Tidiness of the village (litter and dog fouling)

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