Parish Council Responsibilities
Responsibilities for local services are divided between Surrey County Council for education, public transport, highways and police—and Guildford Borough Council for housing, planning, public health, and waste collection to name but a few.
The Parish Council is responsible for representing the views of parish residents on any local issue. In particular, it makes a contribution to:
Local planning applications and enforcement.
Transport, including the state of the highways and traffic calming.
Footpaths and other rights of way.
Village environment issues, drainage systems and grass cutting.
The Parish Council has a primary responsibility for the recreation ground and playground, the allotments, bus shelters and the Watts Chapel and Cemetery, where it acts as the burial authority.