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Town and parish councils

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Information and contact details of town councils and parish councils in North Lincolnshire.

Town and parish councils in England

In England alone there are over 9,000 councils and town councils. They are the tier of local government which are closest to the people.

Parish and town councils are executive bodies which have statutory powers and duties.  Each is expected to, and often asked to, voice the views of the community that they represent on planning applications, local plans and other issues. They also nominate members to represent the view of the parish on outside bodies and, in turn, report back on the business of the body concerned.

They are frequently expected to lead on projects that will benefit the local community because it is often the only body with access to information and with the resources to take an initiative.

Town and parish councils in North Lincolnshire

Parish and town council councillors are also required to sign up to the Code of Conduct and, in doing so, pledge to observe the requirements contained within it.

In North Lincolnshire there are 55 town and parish and councils (eight town councils, three parish meetings and 44 parish councils) with over 500 councillors representing a large proportion of the North Lincolnshire population.

We have a Parish and Town Council Charter to outline how we will work together.