WORKING FOR YOU SINCE 1894
Parishes are the smallest areas of civil administration in England and they provide the statutory tier of local government closest to the people.
In Cumbria there are three tiers of local government; Cumbria County Council; District or Borough Councils and Town or Parish Councils.
Town and Parish Councils are an essential part of the structure of local democracy and have a vital role in acting on behalf of the communities they represent.
Town and Parish Councils have a wide range of legal duties and powers, such as the maintenance of community buildings and they do this by using the precept, provided through the local council tax.