Serving the people of Barlborough

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Powers and duties

Parish Summary

FunctionPowers & DutiesStatutory Provisions
AllotmentsPowers to provide allotments. Duty to provide allotment gardens if demand unsatisfiedSmall Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 ss.23, 26 and 42
Baths and washhousesPower to provide public baths and washhousesPublic Health Act 1936 ss.221, 222, 223 and 227
Burial grounds, cemeteries and crematoriaPower to acquire and maintain
Power to provide
Power to agree to maintain monuments and memorials
Power to contribute towards expenses of cemeteries
Open Spaces Act 1906 ss.9 and 10; Local Government Act 1972 s.214
Local Government Act 1972 s.214
Parish Councils and Burial Authorities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1970 s.1
Local Government Act 1972 s.214(6)
Bus sheltersPower to provide and maintain sheltersLocal Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1953 s.4; Parish Councils Act 1957 s.1
Bye-lawsPower to make bye-laws in regard to pleasure grounds
Cycle parks
Baths and washhouses
Open spaces and burial grounds
Mortuaries and post-mortem rooms
Public Health Act 1875 s.164
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 s.57(7)
Public Health Act 1936 s.223
Open Spaces Act 1906 s.15
Public Health Act 1936 s.198
ClocksPower to provide public clocksParish Councils Act 1957 s.2
Closed churchyardsPowers as to maintenanceLocal Government Act 1972 s.215
Commons and common pasturesPowers in relation to enclosure, as to regulation and management, and as to providing common pastureEnclosure Act 1845; Local Government Act 1894 s.8(4); Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 s.34
Conference facilitiesPower to provide and encourage the use of facilitiesLocal Government Act 1972 s.144
Community centresPower to provide and equip buildings for use of clubs having athletic, social or educational objectivesLocal Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 s.19
Crime preventionPowers to spend money on various crime prevention measuresLocal Government and Rating Act 1997 s.31
DrainagePower to deal with ponds and ditchesPublic Health Act 1936 s.260
EducationRight to appoint school governorsEducation (No.2) Act 1986 s.4
Entertainment and the artsProvision of entertainment and support of the artsLocal Government Act 1972 s.145
GiftsPower to acceptLocal Government Act 1972 s.139
HighwaysPower to repair and maintain public footpaths and bridleways
Power to light roads and public places
Power to provide parking places for vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles
Power to enter into agreement as to dedication and widening
Power to provide roadside seats and shelters, and omnibus shelters
Consent of parish council required for ending maintenance of highway at public expense, or for stopping up or diversion of highway
Power to complain to highways authority as to protection of rights of way and roadside wastes
Power to provide traffic signs and other notices
Power to plant trees etc. and to maintain roadside verges
Highways Act 1980 ss.43 and 50
Parish Councils Act 1957 s.3; Highways Act 1980 s.301; Local Government Act 1972 Sch.14 para 27
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 ss.57 and 63
Highways Act 1980 ss.30 and 72
Parish Councils Act 1957 s.1
Highways Act 1980 ss.47 and 116
Highways Act 1980 s.130
Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 s.72
Highways Act 1980 s.96; Countryside Act 1968
InvestmentsPower to participate in schemes of collective investmentTrustee Investments Act 1961 s.11
LandPower to acquire by agreement, to appropriate, to dispose of
Power to accept gifts of land
Local Government Act 1972 ss.124, 126 and 127
Local Government Act 1972 s.139
LitterProvision of receptaclesLitter Act 1983 ss.5 and 6
LotteriesPowers to promoteLotteries and Amusements Act 1976 s.7
Mortuaries and post mortem roomsPowers to provide mortuaries and post mortem roomsPublic Health Act 1936 s.198
NuisancesPower to deal with offensive ditchesPublic Health Act 1936 s.260
Open spacesPower to acquire land and maintainPublic Health Act 1875 s.164; Open Spaces Act 1906 ss.9 and 10
Parish property and documentsPowers to direct as to their custodyLocal Government Act 1972 s.226
Public buildings and village hallPower to provide buildings for offices and for public meetings and assembliesLocal Government Act 1972 s.133
Public conveniencesPower to providePublic Health Act 1936 s.87
RecreationPower to acquire land for or to provide recreation grounds, public walks, pleasure grounds and open spaces and to manage and control them
Power to provide gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps
Provision of boating pools
Public Health Act 1875 s.164; Local Government Act 1972 Sch.14 para 27; Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890 s.44; Open Spaces Act 1906 ss.9 and 10
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 s.19
Public Health Act 1961 s.54
Town and country planningRight to be notified of planning applicationsTown and Country Planning Act 1990 Sch.1 para 8
TourismPower to contribute to organisations encouragingLocal Government Act 1972 s.144
Traffic calmingPowers to contribute financially to traffic calming schemesLocal Government and Rating Act 1997 s.30
TransportPowers to spend money on community transport schemesLocal Government and Rating Act 1997 ss.26-29
War memorialsPower to maintain, repair, protect and adapt war memorialsWar Memorials (Local Authorities' Powers) Act 1923 s.1 as extended by Local Government Act 1948 s.133
Water supplyPower to utilise well, spring or stream and to provide facilities for obtaining water there fromPublic Health Act 1936 s.125

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