The Role of Ingol & Tanterton Neighbourhood Council

There are 3 tiers of Local Government - County Council, District Council and Neighbourhood/Parish Council. Councils are made up of individual Councillors, who are elected to serve the needs of their locality. Neighbourhood/Parish Councils represents the first tier of Local Government - the tier closest to local residents.

Local Authorities - Who Does What? County Councils

Ingol & Tanterton Neighbourhood Council comes under Lancashire County Council who has responsibility for:

  • Children, education, and families
  • Health and social care
  • Transport and travel
  • Roads, potholes, repairs, and gritting
  • Recycling centres
  • Fire and public safety
  • Flooding
  • Libraries and archives
  • Trading standards
  • Births, marriages, and deaths

For information on County Council services:

Phone: 0300 123 6701
Email: [email protected]

District/Borough/City Councils

Ingol & Tanterton Neighbourhood Council comes under Preston City Council who has responsibility for:

  • Collection of council tax
  • Bins, litter, and recycling collection
  • Housing
  • Planning applications
  • Environmental health including noise and dog nuisances
  • Leisure centres and play areas
  • Parks and allotments

For more information on District/Borough/City Council Services:

Phone: 01772 906900
Email: [email protected]

Neighbourhood/Parish Councils

Neighbourhood/Parish Councils are set up and controlled by law and can only act if there is a legal power to do so. Neighbourhood/Parish Councils are often consulted on County and District issues such as planning applications, road improvements and changes to public transport. Neighbourhood/Parish Councils can provide vital local knowledge such as flooding concerns and transport and access problems.

Neighbourhood/Parish Councils are being encouraged to deliver more services and can also support local community groups and provide community activities. They also ensure that the principle authorities are aware of local concerns such as problems with potholes, highway visibility, litter and dog fouling.

Ingol & Tanterton Neighbourhood Council

Ingol & Tanterton Neighbourhood Council employs a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) who is responsible for all the governance and administrative work associated with the day to day running of the Neighbourhood Council.

There are ten local people who serve as Councillors on the Neighbourhood Council who give their time voluntarily. Elections to serve as a Neighbourhood Councillor are held every four years, unless there is a resignation when a casual vacancy will be advertised on the website and on the Neighbourhood Council notice boards which are situated at;

  1. Tanterton Village Centre - View On Google Maps
  2. Granton Walk - View On Google Maps

Meetings are held eleven times a year and are usually held at Tanterton Village Centre, Kidsgrove, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 7BX. All meetings are open to the public and there is a period of time put aside at the beginning of each meeting for a period of public discussion where members of the public are able to express their views or ask questions.

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