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Powers and Duties of Parish Councils as at December 1999
Function Powers & Duties Statute
Allotments Powers to provide allotments.
Duty to provide allotment gardens if demand unsatisfied
Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 ss23,26 & 42
Baths & Washhouses Power to provide public baths and washhouses Public Health Act 1936 ss221,222,223 & 227
Burial Grounds, cemeteries and crematoria Power to acquire and maintain
Power to provide
Power to agree to maintain monuments and memorials
Power to contribute towards expenses of cemeteries
Open Spaces Act 1906
Local Govt Act 1972 s 214. Parish Councils & Burial Authorities (Misc Provisions) Act 1970
Local Govt Act 1972
Bus shelters Power to provide and maintain shelters Local Govt (Misc Provisions) Act 1953
Bye Laws Power to make bye-laws in regard to pleasure grounds
In respect of cycle parks of Baths & Washhouses of Open spaces & burial grounds of mortuaries/post-mortem rooms
Public Health Act 1875
Rd Traffic Act 1936
Open Spaces Act 1906
Public Health Act 1936
Charities Duty to receive accounts of parochial charities Charities Act 1960
Clocks Power to provide public clocks Parish Councils Act 1957
Closed Churchyards Powers as to maintenance Local Govt Act 1972
Commons & common pastures Powers in relation to inclosure, as to regulation & management and as to providing common pasture Inclosure Act 1845
Local Govt Act 1894
Smallholdings & Allotments Act 1908
Conference facilities Power to provide and encourage the use of facilities Local Govt Act 1972 s144
Community Centres Power to provide and equip buildings for use of clubs having athletic, social or educational objectives. Local Govt (Misc Provisions) Act 1976
Crime Prevention Powers to spend money on various crime prevention measures Local Govt and Rating Act 1997s31
Drainage Powers to deal with ponds and ditches Public Health Act 1936
Education Right to appoint school governors Education (No.2)
Act 1986
Entertainment and the Arts Provision of entertainment and support of the Arts Local Govt Act 1972
Gifts Power to accept Local Govt Act 1972
Highways

Power to repair and maintain public footpaths and bridleways
Power to light roads and public places

Provision of litter bins
Power to provide parking places for vehicles, bicycles & motorcycles

Power to enter into agreement as to dedication and widening
Power to provide roadside seats and shelters, and omnibus shelters

Consent of Parish Council required for ending maintenance of highway at public expense, or for stopping up or diversion of highway
Power to complain to District Council as to protection of rights of way and roadside wastes

Power to provide traffic signs and other notices
Power to plant trees etc., and to maintain roadside verges

Highways Act 1980 ss43 & 50
Parish Councils Act 1957
Highways Act 1980
Litter Act 1983
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 ss57 & 63
Highways Act 1980 ss30 & 72
Parish Councils Act 1957

Highways Act 1980 ss 47 & 116

Highways Act 1980 s130

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Highways Act 1980
Investments Power to participate in schemes of collective investment Trustee Investments Act 1961 s11
Land Power to acquire by agreement, to appropriate, to dispose of
Power to accept gifts of land
Local Govt Act 1972 ss124,126 & 127
Litter Provision of receptacles
Prosecution of offenders
Litter Act 1983 ss 5 & 6
Environmental Protection Act 1990
Lotteries Power to promote Lotteries & Amusements Act 1976 s7
Mortuaries and Post-mortem rooms Power to provide mortuaries and post-mortem rooms Public Health Act 1936 s198
Nuisances Power to deal with offensive ditches Public Health Act 1936
Open Spaces Power to acquire land and maintain Public Health Act 1875
Open Spaces Act 1906
Parish Property and documents Powers to direct as to their custody Local Govt Act 1972
Postal and
Telecommunication
Power to pay the Post Office, British Telecom or any other public telecom's operator any loss sustained in providing post or telegraph office or telecommunications facilities

Post Office Act 1953
Telecommunications Act 1984 s97

Public buildings and village halls Power to provide buildings for offices and for public meetings and assemblies Local Govt Act 1972
Public conveniences Power to provide Public Health Act 1936
Recreation Power to acquire land for or to provide
recreation grounds, public walks, pleasure grounds and open spaces and to manage and control them
Power to provide gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps
Provision of boating pools
Public Health Act 1875
Local Govt Act 1972
Public Health Acts Amdt Act 1890 s44
Open Spaces Act 1906
Local Govt (Misc Provisions) Act 1976
Public Health Act 1961
Town & Country Planning Right to be notified of planning applications Town & Country Planning Act 1990
Tourism Power to contribute to organisations encouraging tourism Local Govt Act 1972
Traffic Calming Powers to contribute financially to traffic calming schemes Local Govt and Rating Act 1997 s26
Transport Powers to spend money on community transport schemes Local Govt and Rating Act 1997 s26/29
War Memorials Power to maintain, repair, protect and adapt war memorials War Memorials (Local Authorities Powers) Act 1923 as extended by Local Govt Act 1948
Water Supply Power to utilise well, spring or stream and to provide facilities for obtaining water therefrom Public Health Act 1936 s125
"Section 137" of its not charitable service Expenditure which in the Council's opinion is in the interests area or any part of it or all or some of the inhabitants, and is otherwise provided for under statue. Contributions to bodies or to the funds of any body which provides a public in the United Kingdom otherwise than for gain.  
  Section 137 expenditure is limited to £5.00 per elector registered in the Parish on the 1st April for the ensuing financial year  
  NOTE: The above list is based on the Department of the Environment consultation paper "The role of Parish and Town Councils in England" issued August 1992  
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