Function Powers & Duties Statutory Provision

Allotments Powers to provide allotments Duty to consider providing allotment gardens if demand unsatisfied. Smallholdings & Allotments Act 1908, s.23

Baths and wash houses Power to provide public baths and wash houses Public Health Act 1936, ss.221, 222, 223 and 227

Burial grounds, cemeteries and crematoria Power to acquire, provide and maintain Power to agree to maintain monuments and memorials Power to contribute towards expenses of cemeteries Open Spaces Act 1906, ss9 and 10 Parish Councils and Burial Authorities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1970, s1. Local Government Act 1972, s.214

Bus shelters Power to provide and maintain shelters Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1952, s.4 Parish Councils Act 1957,3 s.1

Bye laws Power to provide bye laws for:

Pleasure grounds Cycle parks Baths and wash houses Open spaces and burial grounds Public Health Act 1975, s.164 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.57(7) Public Health Act 1936, s.223 Open Spaces Act 1906, s.15

Charities Duties regarding parochial charities Charities Act 1993 s.79

Christmas lights Power to provide to attract visitors Local Government Act 1972 s.144

Citizens Advice Bureau Power to support Local Government Act 1972, s.142

Clocks Power to provide public locks Parish Councils Act 1957, s.2

Closed churchyards Powers to maintain Local Government Act 1972, s.215

Commons and common pastures Powers in relation to enclosure, regulation and management, and provide common pasture Inclosure Act 1945 Local Government Act 1894, s.8(4)

Smallholdings and Allotments Act 19908, s.34

Conference facilities Power to provide and encourage the use of facilities Local Government Act 1972, ss.144

Community centres Power to provide and equip community buildings

Power to provide buildings for use of clubs having athletic, social or educational objectives Local Government Act 1972, s.133 Local Government (Miscellasneous Provisions) Act 1976, s.19

Crime Prevention Powers to spend money on various crime prevention measures Local Government and Rating Act 1997, s.31

Drainage Power to deal with ponds and ditches Public Health Act 1936, s.260

Entertainment and the arts Provision of entertainment and support of the arts including festivals and celebrations Local Government Act 1972, s.145

Gifts Power to accept Local Government Act 1972, s.139

Highways Power to repair and maintain public footpaths and bridle-ways

Power to light roads and public places

Power to provide parking places for vehicles, bicycles and motor-cycles

Power to enter into agreement as to dedication and widening

Power to provide roadside seats and shelters

Power to complain to district councils regarding protection of rights of way and roadside waste

Power to provide traffic signs and other notices

Power to plant trees etc. and to maintain roadside verges Highways Act 1980, ss.43, 50

Parish Councils Act 1957, s.3

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.57

Highways Act 1980, s.30

Parish Councils Act 1957, s.1

Highways Act 1980, s.130 (6)

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, s.72

Highways Act 1980, s.96

Investments Power to participate in schemes of collective investment Trustee 1961, s.11

Land Power to acquire by agreement, to appropriate, to dispose of land

Power to accept gifts of land Local Government Act 1972, ss.124, 126, 127 Local Government Act 1972, s.139

Litter Provision of receptacles Litter Act 1983, ss.5, 6

Lotteries Powers to promote Lotteries and Amusement Act 1976, s.7

Mortuaries and post mortem rooms Powers to provide mortuaries and post mortem rooms Public Health Act 1936, s.198

Newsletters Power to provide information relating to matters affecting local government Local Government Act 1972, s.142

Nuisances Power to deal with offensive ditches Public Health Act 1936, s.260

Public Health Act 1875, s.164

Open spaces Power to acquire land and maintain Open Spaces Act 1906, ss.9 and 10

Parish property and documents Powers to direct as to their custody Local Government Act 1972, s.226

Postal and telecommunications facilities Power to pay public telecommunications operators any loss sustained providing post or telegraph office or telecommunication facilities Post Office Act 1953, s.51 telecommunications Act 1984, s.97

Public buildings and village hall Power to provide buildings for offices and for public meetings and assemblies Local Government Act 1972 s.133

Public conveniences Power to provide Public Health Act 1936, s.87

Parks, pleasure grounds Power to acquire land or to provide recreation grounds, public walks, pleasure grounds and open spaces and to manage and control them Public Health Act 1975, s.164 (Local Government Act 1972, Sched.14 para.27)

Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890, s.44

Open Spaces Act 1906, ss.9 and 10

Recreation Power to provide a wide range of recreational facilities

Provision of boating pools Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, s.19

Public Health Act 1961, s.54

Town and Country Planning Right to be notified of planning applications Town and Country Planning Act 1990, Sched.1, para.8

Tourism Power to contribute to organisations encouraging tourism Local Government Act 1972, s.144

Traffic calming Powers to contribute financially to traffic calming schemes Local Government and Rating Act 1997, s.26 Transport Powers to spend money on community transport schemes Local Government and Rating Act 1997, s.26-29

Village signs Power to use decorative signs to inform visitors Local Government Act 1972, s.144

War memorials Power to maintain, repairs, protect and adapt war memorials War Memorials (Local Authorities' Powers) Act 1923, s.1; as extended by Local Government Act 1948, s.133

Water supply Power to use well, spring or stream and to provide facilities for obtaining water therefrom Public Health Act 1936, s.125