Information about parish and town councils

The range of powers councils have are many and varied and include the purchase of land and buildings, providing and maintaining village greens, the provision of recreational facilities, crime prevention measures, and traffic calming.

You may wish to contact your local parish or town council about any issues arising in your local community.

If the contact details for the council you are looking for are not available, because they have not authorised us to publish them, please contact the Warwickshire and West Midlands Association of Local Councils who may be able to help.

Local council charter

Parish and town councils (local councils) in Warwickshire have agreed on a charter with the county and district councils (principal councils) which sets out how they will work together for the benefit of local people in planning, consultation, communication and the delivery of public services.

What is a town/parish council?

A parish or town council is an elected local authority. It is the tier of local government which is closest to the people. It is not a voluntary organisation, a charity or something to do with the church.

What do parish councillors do?

Councillors have an active interest and concern for their local community. They represent local people and work in partnership with them and others when necessary. 

They help facilitate the provision of local services and facilities and take decisions that form the policy of the council.

Councillors are not paid and have to abide by a local government code of conduct and declare their financial interests in the parish. Councillors must also declare a personal or prejudicial interest in any matter under discussion at a parish council meeting.