Parish Councils are an important tier of local government and is the most localised tier of local government and is properly constituted.
The powers and duties are laid out in local government statute and regulations. Parish Councillors are elected members of a parish council and help on a number of local issues, like planning applications, providing community facilities and liaising with the local District and County Councils on issues relevant to them. Elections for Council members is open to anyone over the age of 18 every four years.
The Parish Council raises funds by the annual precept and is added to the Council Tax bill collected by South Staffordshire District Council who then passes it to the parish.
Perton Parish Council has 15 Parish Councillors. There are also 5 District Councillors and 1 County Councillor that represent Perton.
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