Local Councils (Parish) are the first tier of local government, statutory bodies which are and controlled by law, this means there are certain rules and procedures which a Council must follow.
When a Councillor is elected or co-opted to join the Council they must sign the register of interest and must abide by the Code of Conduct.
The Council is a corporate body and therefore the decisions ‘it’ makes are made collectively. The key responsibility of the Parish Council is to serve the community it represents.
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) Link to Gov.uk
Local Government Act 1972 Link to Gov.uk