We will develop a voluntary framework to devolve power to Parish and Town councils. This will give local representatives, who are closest to residents, the opportunity to develop the services that their Parish or Town council offer. Where these councils do not exist we will support communities who want to form councils to take advantage of this opportunity.
Parish and Town Councillors operate at the heart of their communities and have a detailed understanding of the immediate and long-term needs of the residents they serve. Councils who have invested in developing their existing staff and councillors are well placed to take on additional responsibilities for localised service delivery. We will devolve funds down to deliver these services.