Local Authorities

(County, District, and Parish)

names of local Government, district council and parish council in our area?

local government - Leicestershire county council

district council - Hinckley and Bosworth borough council

parish council - Burbage parish council

County councils-

These are responsible for services across the whole of a county, like:

  • education
  • transport
  • planning
  • fire and public safety
  • social care
  • libraries
  • waste management
  • trading standards

District, borough and city councils-

These cover a smaller area than county councils. They’re usually responsible for services like:

  • rubbish collection
  • recycling
  • Council Tax collections
  • housing
  • planning applications

Parish, community and town councils-

These operate at a level below district and borough councils and in some cases, unitary authorities.

They’re elected and can help on a number of local issues, like providing:

  • allotments
  • public clocks
  • bus shelters
  • community centres
  • play areas and play equipment
  • grants to help local organisations
  • consultation on neighbourhood planning

They also have the power to issue fixed penalty fines for things like:

  • litter
  • graffiti
  • fly posting
  • dog offences


County Council responsibilities including advantages and disadvantages

County council is responsible for services across the whole county such as; Education, Transport, Planning, Fire and public safety, Social care, Libraries, Waste management and Trading standards.

They're also responsible for improving access for all, for example, paths, surface, bridges, signage and grants.

District responsibilities including advantages and disadvantages

District Councils cover a smaller area than County Councils. it is responsible for; Rubbish collection, Recycling, Council tax collections, Housing and Planning applications.