Local Government in Leicestershire
Leicestershire has a 3-tier system of local government, consisting of the County Council, 7 Borough/District Councils, and Parish Councils. This arrangement applies across the whole county except for the bigger towns where the Parish level does not exist, and the Borough/District takes on the work of the Parish Council. The City of Leicester is a separate authority (see below).
There are seven Districts / Boroughs in Leicestershire:
Elections for Borough/District Councillors take place every 4 years.
The main responsibilities of Districts and Boroughs are:
- Refuse Collection
- Local Planning
- Environmental Health
- Leisure & Amenities
Responsibilities of Parish and Town Councils include:
- and any other functions delegated by the County Council or District/Borough Councils.
Elections for Parish Councillors take place every 4 years.
Leicester City Council is a separate authority. It is a "unitary" authority and is responsible for all local government in the city.
Page Last Updated: 7 January 2011