Which Council Does What?

Councils are responsible for lots of things that affect YOUR life.

But are you, like many others, confused about which council does what? This page helps to explain it all for you.

Town Council

Clocks

Closed Churchyards

Burials/ Cemetries/ Crematoria

War and Other Memorials

Planninng - as Consultees

Off-street Car Parking

Bus Shelters

Certain Street Lights

Parks, Public Open Spaces and Halls

Village Halls

Playing Fields

Museums and the Arts

Tourism Development

Installing Dog Waste Bins

Public Seating

Allotments

Licensing - as Consultees

Grants to Voluntary Bodies

 See our local Town Noitce Boards (Library & Coronation Gardens)

District Council

The Environment

  • Refuse Collection/ Street Cleaning
  • Dog Waste bins on Public Land
  • Recycling
  • Travellers
  • Food Safety
  • Public Conveniences
  • Dog and Pest Control
  • Noise Nusience 
  • Pollution
  • Health and Safety
  • Licensing (Taxis, Music, Gambling)

Planning

  • Design Guides and Development Briefs
  • Development Control (Planning applications and Enforcement)
  • Local Plans and Planning Policy
  • Envronment Improvements
  • Land Charges
  • Advertisement Consent
  • Historic Buildings and Conservation Areas
  • Tree Preservation
     

Economic Development

  • Town Centre Regeneration
  • Business Advice and Grants

Community Safety

  • Crime and Disorder Reduction Strategy
  • Proof of Age Cards

Housing Register

  • Working with Housing Assosiations
  • Private Sector Housing Grants
  • Homelessness & Advice
  • Empty Homes
  • Affordable Housing
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Unfit Housing

Emergency Planning

Building Control
 

The Environment

  • Refuse Collection/ Street Cleaning
  • Dog Waste bins on Public Land
  • Recycling
  • Travellers
  • Food Safety
  • Public Conveniences
  • Dog and Pest Control
  • Noise Nusience 
  • Pollution
  • Health and Safety
  • Licensing (Taxis, Music, Gambling)

Tourism Development

  • Tourist information Centre at Oundle
  • Holiday and Day Visitor Guides
  • Tourism Business Advice

Electoral Registrations/ Elections
 

Community Development

  • Sustainable Communities Strategy
  • Local Strategic Partnership
  • Voluntary Sector Development
  • External Funding Advice
  • Children and Young People
  • Grants to Voluntary Bodies

Highways/ Transport

  • Footpaths and Bridleways
  • Street Naming
  • Support for Community Transport
  • Concessionary Fares and Bus Passes
     

Leisure

  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres
  • Arts and Sports development
  • (All now managed for the council by Fredom Leisure Ltd.)
Housing Benefits/ Council Tax Benefits Council Tax and Business Rates


Tel: 01832 742000
Email: info@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk
www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

County Council

Education

  • Most Scools and Special Education
  • Nursery, Adult, Community Education

Emergancy Planning

Economic Development
 

Planning

  • Strategic Planning/ Structure Plans
  • Minerals and Waste Planning
  • Highway Development Control
  • Historic Buildings

Social Services

  • Provision for the Elderly, Children and Disabled(Including care in the community and residential care)
  • Inspection Services

Tourism Development

Trading Standards
 

Highways/ Transprt

  • Local Transport Plan and Public Transport
  • Highays and Parking
  • Traffic Management
  • Footpaths and Bridleways
  • Transport Planning
  • Street Lighting

Envronment

  • Refuse Disposal
  • Recycling
  • Traveller Sites

Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Library and Information Service

Fire and Rescue Service

Grants to Voluntary Bodies


Tel: 01604 236236
www.northamptonshire.gov.uk