Information for Parish and town councils

Parish and town councils are the foundation of local government. They are the level of government closest to the people and have a vital role to play in improving local quality of life. They can influence decisions that affect local people, help bring life to local communities and offer a way of making sure services meet the needs of residents.

Lancashire County Council plays an important role across the county and delivers services in a fair and efficient way, keeping in mind the varied communities in Lancashire.

There are 206 parish and town councils in Lancashire covering both rural and urban areas.  This website is intended to be a helpful resource for parish clerks and councillors to find about more about Lancashire County Council services and can signpost you to other useful websites and documents.