Local government structure in Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire has a two-tier system of local government. This means that wherever you live in the county (excluding Nottingham City), services are shared between two, and sometimes three, councils.
Nottinghamshire County Council is a first-tier local authority. The second tier of local government in Nottinghamshire is made up of seven borough and district Councils. In some areas there may also be a third tier - a town or parish council.
Borough and district councils
There are seven borough/district councils in Nottinghamshire.
They are responsible for functions such as housing, collecting council tax, pest control, bin collections and parks and leisure centres.
Parish and town councils
Parish and town councils have a wide range of responsibilities, including recreational and community facilities, parks, cemeteries and car parks.
In Nottinghamshire there are:
- 151 parish councils
- 10 town councils
- 38 parish meetings.
Nottingham City Council
Nottingham City Council is a unitary authority.
In the Nottingham City area they provide all the services which, elsewhere in the county, are divided between two or three councils.