Parish and Town Councils deal with local issues within their Parish, often raising local concerns with other
governmental bodies such as District or County Councils. In terms of powers, they are able to
spend their money however they see fit, be it to fund new village signs or play equipment, or
partially funding Highways projects. They are responsible for the upkeep of many community
assets, such as burial grounds or community centres Parish Councils can also vouch for local
interests in planning applications, as they did during the Hornsea III wind farm application
process. They are funded in part by funds from their District Council, from Council Tax set by
them and from any other revenue streams they have created i.e. rental of Village Halls.
District Councils are responsible for Bin Collection, Planning Applications, Housing, Elections
and Electoral Registration, Licensing, Environmental Health and much more. They typically
span the size of a Parliamentary Constituency, or a whole City or Borough. These councils are
funded by council tax and any additional revenue streams they have created i.e. Community
Sports Facilities. Some City councils have become Unitary Authorities i.e. Kingston-upon-Hull,
meaning that they have the powers of both District and County Councils, do not elect any
County Councillors for their county. Norfolk has not taken this step and Norwich City Council is
therefore still under Norfolk County Council’s jurisdiction on a number of issues.
County Council and Unitary Authorities have the most power of any local government bodies. They deal with
Highways issues, Education provision, Social Care, transport and other responsibilities outlined
in the Local Government Act, 1972. These councils receive funding from central government
(although this is set to reduce to zero by 2021/22), as well as Council Tax. Some of this funding,
such as education funding, they must pass straight on to a specific body or organisation. Other
funding is their own to decide how it is spent, be it on transport subsidies or payments for social
County Councils were formerly responsible for policing, however, this is now in the power of the
Police and Crime Commissioner. The PCC suggests increases or decreases to the PCC council
tax precept, which are voted on by County Councillors to approve or reject. The current PCC for
Norfolk wants to take control over the Fire service from the County Council, however, this move
has been blocked by Norfolk County Council so far.
Call for Contractors/Suppliers
Parish Council is undertaking a review of it's procurement procedures for the
placement of orders/contracts for both minor capital expenditure
and maintenance works under the headings of grass/landscaping, tree
surgery, building works and general maintenance (including painting). Parties
wishing to be considered for inclusion on approved lists of
contractors/suppliers should contact the Parish Clerk, Julie Chance, via
email at email@example.com
or telephone on 01263 833902.
All contractors must carry
public liability insurance, be aware of Health and Safety regulations and
adhere to them. Unless they have carried out work for us before, when applying
for inclusion on the list they should give us a CV, details and photos of some
previous work done, details of training certificates (if any) and the name of
at least one referee.
Due to the impact of Coronavirus the Parish Council Meeting scheduled for 1st April is cancelled.
Please see the Coronavirus leaflet by clicking on the 'Documents' Tag above and going into sub tag 'Reports'
Clerk: Julie Chance
Pine Lodge, Gimingham Road, Trimingham
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tele: 01263 833902