What is a parish council?
Parishes are the smallest areas of civil administration in England. Parish councils provide the statutory tier of local government closest to the people.
Civil parishes should not be confused with Church of England ecclesiastical parishes and their parochial church councils.
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.
Parish councils have a wide range of legal duties and powers and have the power to raise money through the local council tax.
About your council
Local Councillors and how to contact them.
Agendas, meeting dates and where the next parish council meeting will be held.
Notes and minutes from meetings.
Annual Parish Assembly, Annual General Meeting and finance.
The previous parish plan and an invitation to put forward thoughts and ideas for the current plan.
How to find a planning application.
Spotted a problem for our parish lengthsman?
Southern Boundary Partnership
A new extension to the National Park is being proposed by the Friends of the Lake District and the Southern Boundary Partnership.
Links to parish, district and county.