Town and parish councils

What are town and parish councils?

  • parish and town (local) councils in England and community and town (local) councils in Wales are the first tier of local government
  • there are around 10,000 local councils in England and Wales, made up of nearly 100,000 councillors
  • they deliver a range of services at a community level and their role is to represent the local community, provide services to meet local needs and improve quality of life and community well being

Contact details

All Doncaster's parish and town councils and their contacts are listed in the links below:

Parish Councils contact details

Register of members interests

All parish councillors are required to notify the council's monitoring officer of their disclosable pecuniary interests, by completing a declaration of interests form.  The Register of Interests is open to inspection by the public and copies of declaration of interest forms can be accessed via the a-z pages above.

Town and Parish Councils Joint Charter

Town and parish councillors work on a very local level for areas all over the borough. 

At a Cabinet meeting in 2009, it was agreed that Doncaster Council adopt a Joint Charter with parish and town councils.

The Charter is the result of discussions locally to establish a new way of working and to confirm existing good practice for the benefit of local people.

The council together with 37 town and parish councils, signed up to the Joint Charter.

The charter was reviewed and updated in November 2013, the revised version can be viewed below:

Parish & Town Councils Joint Charter
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Last updated: 16 February 2016 12:56:54