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Parish Council Responsibilities

It can be confusing to know which council is responsible for what services in the village. There are three levels of local government: Parish, District and County Councils. Each is responsible for different things. In addition, there is Regional and Central government.

What is the PC responsible for?

In general the Parish Council is responsible for:

  • Streetlighting (excl Welford Road )
  • The Bus shelter
  • Provision of Litter and dog fouling bins
  • Seats and benches.
  • The Rose Garden
  • The Pound
  • Eastview Cemetery (Raybells now provide the skip and empty it quarterly)
  • Spratton Pocket Park (previously Brixworth Road Cemetery)
  • Maintenance of the Churchyard
  • 2 Noticeboards (Brixworth Road – Opposite the Village Shop
  • 1 Millenium Sign
  • Some tree maintenance (Countryside Gardens do an annual tree assessment but have to quote for any maintenance jobs)
  • Jubilee Wood

Some Examples of Daventry District Council’s responsibility are:

  • Community transport
  • Environmental health
  • Housing (Starvold Close through Daventry District Housing)
  • Leisure facilities
  • Parking
  • Planning
  • Road safety
  • Road and pathway sweeping
  • Rubbish collection and recycling
  • Street cleaning
  • Emptying of dog bins
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Street Name signs

Some Examples of Northamptonshire County Council’s responsibility are:

  • Children and young people
  • Education
  • Highways and pathways (includes siding out of metalled pathways)
  • Public Footpath maintenance across fields etc
  • Some tree maintenance
  • Fly tipping matters
  • Street Lighting (Welford Road)
  • Grass cutting, verges
  • Mobile Library
  • Drain clearance
  • Road markings
  • Social services

Highways Problems

If you see a highways problem you can report it directly to:-

The Street Doctor by phone 0845 6011 or email: streetdoctor@northamptonshire.gov.uk