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|How does a Parish Council work?|
Parish Councils meet regularly to adddress their responsibilities. Apart from councillors, a Parish Council has a clerk who provides administration for the council.
Parish council are responsible for managing their own budgets. They are financed through the precept, an amount of money calculated as an estimate for the coming financial year and collected as part of your council tax. This money is used to iprove facilities and services for local people. Parish Councils can also apply for other funding, such as grants and awards.
Parish Councils actively encourage inmput from residents on what the community needs, so that they can budget for that activity.
A good reference guide primarily for Parish Councillors is the NALCS's A Good Councillor Guide (PDF document).
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