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Powers & Duties


Access land

Power to enforce bye laws made by another authority

As & when required


Duty to provide allotments.


Power to improve and adapt land for allotments and to let grazing rights.

Three Trees & as and when required

Baths and wash houses

Powers relating to provision of public baths, washhouses and bathing huts

Burial grounds, cemeteries and crematoria

Power to acquire and maintain

As & when required

Power to provide 

Power to agree to maintain monuments and memorials

Power to contribute towards expenses of cemeteries

Bus shelters

Power to provide and maintain shelters

As presently located


Powers to make bye-laws in regard to pleasure grounds Cycle parks Baths and washhouses Open spaces and burial grounds Mortuaries and post-mortem rooms Public conveniences

As & when required


Power to provide public clocks

Closed churchyards

Powers as to maintenance

As & when required


Powers for parish council to contribute expense relating to scheme for the regulation and management of a common

The wash

Common pastures

Powers in relation to providing common pasture

Conference facilities

Power to provide and encourage the use of facilities

Community Centre

Community Centre

Powers to provide and equip buildings for use of clubs having athletic, social or recreational objectives

Community Centre

Crime Prevention

Powers to install and maintain equipment and establish and maintain a scheme for detection or prevention of crime


Power to deal with ponds and ditches

As & when required

Entertainment and the arts

Provision of entertainment and support of the arts

As & when required

Financial assistance

Duty to require information

General powers

Power to incur expenditure for certain purpose

As & when required


Power to accept

As & if required


Power to maintain footpaths and bridleways

As required by ECDC

Power to light roads and public places

Provided as needed

Provision of litter bins 

Located around village

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

Recreation ground

Power to enter into an agreement as to dedication and widening

Power to provide roadside seats and shelters

Located around village

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

Power to complain to highway authority as to unlawful stopping up or obstruction of highway or unlawful encroachment on roadside wastes

Around village

Power to provide traffic signs and other objects or devices warning of danger

As & when required

Power to plant trees and lay out grass verges etc. and to maintain them

As & when required

Recreation ground & other sites

As required


Power to participate in schemes of collective investment


Power to acquire by agreement, to appropriate, to dispose of Power to accept gifts of land

As & when required


Provision of receptacles

Provided at various locations but emptied by ECDC


Powers to promote

Mortuaries and post mortem rooms

Powers to provide mortuaries and post mortem rooms

Open spaces

Power to acquire land and maintain

As & when required

(e.g. top of recreation ground)

Parish documents

Powers to direct as to their custody

As agreed

Public buildings and village hall

Powers to provide public buildings for public meetings and assemblies

Community Centre

Public conveniences

Powers relating to provision of public conveniences


Power to acquire land for or to provide public walks, pleasure grounds and open spaces and to manage and control them Power to provide gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps Provision of boating pools

Recreation Ground

Town and country planning

Right to be notified of planning applications

On Going


Power to encourage visitors and provide conference and other facilities

Community Centre Build

Traffic calming

Powers to contribute financially to traffic calming schemes


Powers in relation to car-sharing schemes, taxi fare concessions and information about transport

Powers to make grants for bus services

War memorials

Power to maintain, repair, protect and alter memorials

Pound Lane War Memorial

Water supply

Power to utilise well, spring or stream and to provide facilities for obtaining water from them

Dunstall Allotment bore hole

Powers and Duties of the Parish Council