Who is responsible for what?
When dealing with Councils it can often be quite difficult in determining whom to approach for what, and who exactly looks after what between County Councils, District Councils and Parish Councils.
The listing below is far from an exhaustive list, but it is designed to give you a starting point. Both Cannock Chase District Council and Staffordshire County Council websites for example also provide an A-Z of specific Council Services if you are looking for more detail.
|Parish Council||District Council||County Council|
|Bus Shelters||Set and collect Council Tax||Education and Youth Employment|
|Public Benches||Environmental Health||Transport|
|Recreational Facilities||Housing Benefit||Social Services|
|Car Parks||Planning Applications||Some Planning Applications|
|Notice Boards||Local Plans||Strategic Local Plans|
|Funding emptying of dog bins||Arts and Leisure||Recreation, Arts and Museums|
|Grass Cutting Parish Council land||Public Conveniences||Roads, pavements and blocked drains|
|Viewing of Planning Applications||Unclassified Roads||Waste disposal|
|Celebratory Events||Waste Collection||Street lights and signs|
|Grants to help local organisations||Tree Preservation||Traffic Lights|
|Consultation on Neighbourhood Planning||Waste collection & Recycling||Footpaths|