Parish & Town Councils
Parish and Town Councils are the most local level of government in England. All parts of the Derbyshire Dales District have either a parish or town council.
What are Parish/Town Councils?
Parish/Town Councils are independent of the District Council, although they normally maintain a close working relationship with us.
Their powers vary depending on how large and how active they are. Some meet infrequently (but at least four times a year, including one public meeting) and are responsible for very few matters. Some larger parishes look after items such as street lighting, litter bins, bus shelters, village halls, war memorials and markets.