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Council Hall

Welcome to the Branscombe Parish Council Website

Throughout Devon, parish and town councils work towards improving community well-being and providing better services at a local level. They are the tier of local government below the level of district, borough or city council and are closest to the local community.

The main purpose of your Parish Council:

  • Representing the views of residents within the parish.
  • Working to bring about improvements through local projects, lobbying other service providers and working in partnership with other parishes and agencies.
  • Influencing and shaping the long term development policy for the parish, and as part of the planning process, represent the views of the community on planning applications to East Devon District Council (EDDC).
  • Deciding on how much to raise through the council tax in order to deliver the council’s services.
  • Working to identify issues which are important to the lives of local residents.