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Neil Merrick finds out why some parish councils are doubling or trebling council tax precepts after taking on services from higher tier authorities.
Community council leaders have announced they will be starting a ‘big, radical conversation’ on the role of parish councils in the post-Brexit local government landscape.
The Government has written to billing authorities urging then to reconsider passing local council tax support on to parish and town councils.
Town and parish councils are calling for new powers to be handed to them following Brexit in what they see as the next stage in local government devolution.
A new partnership will soon equip councillors with ‘community organising’ skills to help them engage more effectively with their local communities.
Mark Whitehead finds out why smaller councils are taking on bigger roles in terms of responsibilities and delivering services.
It will cost parish councils over £3.5m a year to implement new data rules, the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has warned.
A new parish council is to be created for Durham City after councillors voted in favour of the proposal.
Up to five million new homes could be built if people in individual streets were given control over planning permission, according to the Adam Smith Institute.
Neil Merrick explores how parish and town councils are throwing off their 'Nimby' image through the use of neighbourhood planning.