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 204 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.
Lancashire County Council is organised into five directorates:
A replacement for the Parish Charter, called 'Better Working between Lancashire County Council and Parish and Town Councils' is now available to download. Click on the link on the left hand side 'Better Working' (Parish Charter) to see the document which aims to further improve communication, consultation and support between the County Council, Parish and Town Councils