What does the Parish Council do ?
The Parish Council is charged with looking after the best interests of the villages and is involved with planning applications, street lighting, maintaining public areas including roads and footways and assisting community groups, as well as influencing county, regional and Government decisions that affect the area.
Although operational responsibility for crime control lies with the police, the Parish Council monitors events closely through monthly crime reports and works with the police to ensure that the community is a safe and pleasant place in which to live.
A separate committee of the council is charged with reviewing planning applications and making recommendations to Leeds City Council Planning Department regarding their progression. Current planning applications can be viewed on the Leeds City Council website.
Local clubs and associations are financially independent of the Parish Council and manage their own affairs. However, where appropriate the council will support these groups with financial grants and logistical support to assist these community groups to flourish.