About the council
What does Lancaster City Council do?
Local government in the Lancaster district is made up of three tiers:
Lancaster City Council is responsible for making many important decisions on behalf of local people. Strategic decisions, budget setting and performance monitoring are the responsibility of the elected councillors.
The council's responsibilities include:
What do our partner agencies do?
Lancashire County Council is responsible for primary and secondary education, libraries, museums, highways and social services in the Lancaster district.
Parish councils have a wide range of powers essentially relating to local matters, including looking after community buildings, open spaces, allotments, play areas, street lighting and bus shelters.
Public health and wellbeing services are provided by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.
Policing is provided by Lancashire Constabulary.
Fire and rescue services, including free home safety visits, are provided by Lancashire Fire and Rescue.
For other local councils see our neighbouring councils page.