Wroxton Village Web Site

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    County Council - Oxfordshire County Council

Birth, marriage and death registration



Highways – including on-street parking, traffic management, and street lighting


Recreation, arts and museums

Social care

Strategic planning

Trading standards


Waste disposal

District Council - Cherwell District

Council Collection of council tax and non-domestic rates

Environmental health


Leisure centres

Local plans and planning applications

Public conveniences

Waste collection

Parish Council - Wroxton & Balscote Parish Council

An amazing width of potential responsibility including:


Burial Grounds, Cemeteries, Churchyards and Crematoria

Bus Shelters

Clocks – public clocks can be provided and must be maintained

Drainage – of ditches and ponds

Entertainment and the Arts


General Spending – parish councils can spend a limited amount of money on anything they deem of benefit to the community that is not covered by the other specific responsibilities described in this list

Highways – lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening, consent of parish council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance

Legal proceedings – power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community, power to take part in any public enquiry

Litter - provision of litter-bins

Planning – parish councils must be notified of, and display for residents, any planning applications for the area. Any comments submitted to the planning authority by the parish council must be taken into account

Public conveniences – provision and maintenance of public toilets

Recreation – provision of recreation grounds,

Rights of Way – footpath and bridleway maintenance

Seats (public)

Signs – danger signs, place names and bus stops signs

Traffic Calming

War Memorials

And you thought they did nothing much!