The responsibilities of Milton Ernest Parish Council include the following:

  • §  Provision of allotments, including the duty to provide allotments if demanded by parishioners.
  • §  Maintenance of the churchyard.
  • §  Provision and maintenance of public clocks.
  • §  Provision of buildings for public meetings and functions.
  • §  Provision and maintenance of footway lighting, which lights roads and pavements.
  • §  Provision of litter bins and the support of anti-litter campaigns.
  • §  Provision and maintenance (including grass cutting) of public open spaces, playing fields and public walks.
  • §  Maintenance of public seats.
  • §  Maintenance of bus shelters.
  • §  Erection of signs which warn of dangers, indicate a place name or a bus stop.
  • §  Powers to maintain a village green.
  • §  Maintenance and protection of war memorials.
  • §  Maintenance of rights of way, ponds, ditches, public footpaths and bridle-ways
  • §  The right to appoint school governors.
  • §  The right to be notified of planning applications.
  • §  Support and encouragement of arts and crafts.
  • §  Acquisition and maintenance of rights of way.
  • §  Naming of streets.
  • §  Trustees or appointing trustees of local charities.