Council Responsibilities

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Carlton has a parish council consisting of 7 elected councillors (one the chairman) and the parish clerk. The parish council is the most local form of government, however it has limited powers and responsibilities and mainly acts as an organisational body for the village.

Responsibilities include:

  • ensuring the grass verges are cut
  • making recommendations (not always followed) about planning applications to the District council
  • liaising with the district council over their obligations such as roads, drainage, foot paths, etc
  • managing and auditing the parish accounts
  • arranging for the War Memorial to be cleaned

One of the major events of recent years has been the construction of the Millennium Walkway to link Carlton Hill with the church end of Carlton – thanks to the generous donations of many of the residents.