||Power to provide and maintain allotments for cultivation
||Parish and Town Councils can borrow money for up to a maximum
of 25 years, provided official consent has been obtained.
|Burial Grounds, Cemeteries and Crematoria - see also
||Powers to provide and maintain and power to agree to maintain
monuments and memorials.
|Bus Shelters *
||Power to provide and maintain bus shelters
Power to make bye-laws in regard to:
Baths and Washhouses
Open spaces and burial grounds
Mortuaries and post-mortem rooms
||Duty to receive accounts of parochial charities
|Churchyards - see also Burial Grounds, Cemeteries and
||Power to contribute to the costs of a churchyard in use
||Provision and maintenance of public clocks, on churches or
|Community Centres - see also Halls, Public Buildings
and Village Halls
||Power to provide and equip buildings for use of clubs having
athletic, social or educational objectives
||Power to provide and encourage the use of conference facilities
|Crime Prevention *
||Powers to spend money on various crime prevention measures
||Power to deal with ponds and ditches
|Entertainments and the Arts *
||Provision of entertainment and support of the arts
|Footpaths - see also rights of way
||Power to repair and maintain public footpaths and bridleways
|Gifts - see also land
||Power to accept
|Halls - see also Community Centres, Public Buildings
and Village Halls *
||Provision of buildings for public meetings and functions,
for indoor sports or physical recreation, or for the use of clubs or societies
having recreational, social or athletic objects.
Power to light roads and public places
Power to provide parking places for vehicles, bicycles and motor-cycles
Power to enter into agreement as to dedication and widening
Consent of parish council required for ending maintenance of highway
at public expense, or for stopping up or diversion of highway
Power to provide traffic signs and other notices
Power to plant trees, etc and to maintain roadside verges
Power to acquire by agreement, to appropriate, to dispose of
Power to accept gifts of land
||Power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the
interests of the inhabitants. Power to take part in any public local inquiry.
||Provision and maintenance of any footway lighting which lights
roads or pavements provided the columns are not above specified heights.
||Provision of litter-bins in streets and support for anti-litter
|Open Spaces - see also Parks, Playing Fields, Recreation
and Village Greens
||Power to acquire land and maintain open spaces for the benefit
of the public
||Provision and management of car and cycle parks.
|Parks - see also Open Spaces, Playing Fields and Recreation
||Provision and maintenance of public parks and appropriate
||Local councils have a right to be notified of any planning
application affecting their area and to make comments which the planning
authority must take into account.
|Playing Fields - see also Open Spaces, Parks and Recreation *
||Provision and maintenance of land for any kind of outdoor
recreation, including boating pools.
|Postal and Telecommunication Facilities
||Power to pay a public telecommunications operator any loss
sustained in providing post or telegraph office or telecommunications facilities
|Public Buildings and Village Halls
||Power to provide buildings for offices and for public meetings
||Provision and maintenance of public lavatories.
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
|Rights of Way
||Maintenance of public footpaths and bridleways.
||Power to plant and maintain roadside verges.
||Provision and maintenance of public seats
||Power to erect signs which warn of dangers or announce a place
name, or indicate a bus stop.
||Provision of indoor or outdoor swimming pool or bathing places.
||Power to contribute to organisations encouraging
||Powers to contribute financially to traffic calming schemes
||Powers to spend money on community transport schemes
|Village Greens - see also Open Spaces *
||Power to maintain the village or town green
||Power to maintain, repair, protect and adapt war memorials.
|General Expenditure Power
||In any situation not covered by one of the specific powers
described above a council may spend a limited amount of money on any purpose
which in its opinion is of direct benefit to its area or to the inhabitants.|