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The Role of Catterall Parish Council

There are three tiers of local government with areas of responsibility in Catterall:

  • Lancashire County Council
  • Wyre Borough Council
  • Catterall Parish Council

What is a Parish or Town Council?

"Parish and town councils are the foundation of local government. They are the level of government closest to the people and have a vital role to play in improving local quality of life. They can influence decisions that affect local people, help bring life to local communities and offer a way of making sure services meet the needs of residents."
Parish and Town Council Charter in November 2008

Parish councils were formed in 1894 and are the smallest area of civil administration in England. They are the level of local government closest to the people. Councillors serve for a maximum period of four years.

Parish & Town Councils Role in the Community?

Parish councils have a wide range of duties and powers. A council may resolve to call itself a town council if it so wishes. Councils must be given the power by law before they can act. They are led by the chairman and advised by the clerk. Meetings are open to the public. Time is allowed for residents to give their views and ask questions. Meetings are held mostly in the evening. A good council listens to its electors and represents their views. It also works in partnership with other authorities and various organisations to bring benefit to the parish or town.

Councillors must sign a declaration of acceptance of office upon election and must agree to the Code of Conduct before they may act as a councillor. Money for projects is raised from local taxation (precept) and from grants. That money is spent wholly within the parish or town and will add value to the services provided by the principal authorities.

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Green Flag Award
Green Flag Award

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Catterall Parish Council has a Facebook page
Catterall Parish Council has a Facebook page

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