Hurst Green Parish Council

Powers of the Parish Council

Statutory Power and Duty


Burial grounds and cemeteries - Power to contribute towards expenses at cemeteries


Bus shelters - Power to provide and maintain shelters


Community Centres - Power to provide and equip buildings for use of clubs having athletic, social or educational objectives


Crime prevention - Power to spend money on various crime prevention measures


Drainage - Power to deal with ponds and ditches


Entertainment and the arts - Provision of entertainment and support of the arts


Highways - Power to repair and maintain public footpaths and bridleways


Power to light roads and public places


Power to provide parking places for vehicles, bicycles and motor-cycles


Power to enter into agreement as to dedication and widening


Power to provide roadside seats and shelters


Consent of parish council required for ending maintenance of highway at public expense, or for stopping up or diversion of highway


Power to complain to district council as to protection of rights of way and roadside wastes


Power to provide traffic signs and other notices


Power to plant trees etc. and maintain roadside verges


Land and open spaces - Power to acquire by agreement, to appropriate, to dispose of


Litter - Provision of receptacle


Nuisances - Power to deal with offensive ditches


Parish property and documents - Power to direct as to their custody


Public buildings and village halls - Power to provide buildings for offices and for public meetings and assemblies


Recreation - Power to acquire land for or to provide recreation grounds, public walks, pleasure grounds and open spaces and to control and manage them


Recreation - Power to provide playing fields


Town and country planning - Right to be notified of planning applications


Traffic calming - Powers to contribute financially to traffic calming Schemes


Transport - Powers to spend money on community transport schemes


War Memorials - Power to maintain, repair, protect and adapt war memorials



Please refer to this document for details.