Many, but not all, parishes have their own council, sometimes, if
with neighbouring parishes. Some bigger areas, such as Newark and
Bingham, have a town council instead
of a parish council. Some built-up areas, such as Beeston, Hucknall and
Mansfield, have no parishes.
Parish and Town Councils have a wide range of functions
and duties and form the third tier and most local unit of democratically
elected local government.
Collectively, they are responsible for:
- recreational facilities
- parks and open spaces
- car parks
- village halls and community facilities
Elections for their councillors are normally
held at the same time as district council elections. Information about
parish councils and dates of parish meetings are available from district
In Nottinghamshire there are:
- 151 Parish Councils
- 10 Town Councils
- 38 Parish Meetings.
Together these cover about half the population of the county, including all of rural Nottinghamshire and some of its towns. They range in size from 20 residents to nearly 25,000. You can find information for each parish or town council below.
List of Parish and Town Councils