There are 204 parish and town councils in Derbyshire.
The chair of the town council is called the town mayor.
They can cover quite large populations and will often provide a wide variety of services that may include:
- leisure facilities
- supporting museums
- running tourist information centres
- town centre closed circuit TV
- swimming pools
- maintaining closed Church of England churchyards
- maintaining halls
Parish councils are typically responsible for:
- maintaining their village hall
- providing allotments
- running Tidy Your Village competitions
- maintaining their parish churchyard
- commenting on planning applications in their parish
Parish councils will meet in their local village hall, school or community centre and normally they will have a clerk and other part-time staff.
If a parish has less than 150 electors it has a parish meeting instead of a parish council.
There is a Derbyshire Association of Local Councils and a National Association of Local Councils.
Contact your town or parish council