Local Councils

Services and public functions carried out by local councils in their area range from emptying your bins to setting and collecting your council tax. The way these services and functions are organised and exactly what each service provides will be different in different areas, but the sort of services local councils are likely to provide include:

  • children’s and young people’s services
  • election services
  • environmental services
  • leisure services
  • libraries
  • planning, and
  • regeneration.

There are separate guides for the following services which local councils may be involved in:

  • education
  • healthcare and social care
  • housing, and
  • transport.

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Last Updated: 08 Jul 2010