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.