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Who’s Responsibility

There are 3 tiers of Local Government, each having different responsibilities.
First tier – County Council, mainly responsible for: Highways (both roads & paths), education, social services, health, libraries and public rights of way.
Second tier – District Council, mainly responsible for: environmental services, housing and planning.
Third tier – North Walsham Town Council, mainly responsible for: parks & open spaces, markets, cemeteries and allotments

COUNTY COUNCIL

Highways / Transport
Public Transport
Transport Planning
School Transport
Highways and Parking
Traffic Management
Footpaths & Bridleways
Street Lighting

Recreation
Parks & Open Spaces
Archives & Records
Support for the Arts
Museums & Art Galleries
Libraries
Tree Management

Planning
Strategic Planning / Structure Plans
Minerals and Waste Planning
Historic Buildings
Community Planning
Emergency Planning




Environmental Services
Refuse disposal
Fly tipping
Travellers / Gypsy Sites


Personal Social Services
Securing provision for the Elderly, Children and those with Disabilities
Social Care & Health and Residential care)
Adult Social Care
Adult Learning
Inspection Services

Education

Grants to Voluntary Bodies

Tourism Development

Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths

Trading Standards

Libraries

TOWN COUNCIL

Highways / Transport
Bus Shelters
War Memorials
Street Lighting
Public Seating
Defibrillators




Recreation
Public Open Spaces
Play Equipment
Park Grounds
Tree Management




Planning
Consultees Only









Environmental Services
Litter Bins
Dog Bins
Markets



Allotments

Street Collection permit

Grants to Voluntary Bodies

Tourism Development

Cemeteries/Burials

Closed Churchyards

Market Clock

DISTRICT COUNCIL

Highways / Transport
Off-Street Car Parking
Footpaths and Bridleways
Local Transport Plans
Street Naming




Recreation
Parks, Open Spaces & Halls
Community Centre
Leisure Centres
Support for the Arts
Museums & Art Galleries
Tree Management

Planning
Local Development Framework
Development control (Planning Applications and Enforcement)
Advertising Consent
Historic Buildings
Conservation Areas
Tree Preservation
Community Planning
Emergency Planning

Environmental Services
Refuse Collection
Street Cleaning
Recycling
Management of Travellers/Gypsies
Food Safety
Public Conveniences
Dog and Pest Control
Noise Abatement
Environmental Health & Safety

Housing
Working with Housing Associations (known as Registered Social Landlords)
Housing Advice/Unfit Housing
Renovation Grants
Homelessness
Residential care

Licensing

Grants to Voluntary Bodies

Tourism Development

Community Safety (Anti-social behaviour)

Electoral Registration / Elections

Council Tax/Business Rates