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.
Lancaster City Council is responsible for:
- Local planning and development control
- Street cleaning
- Household bins and recycling
- Administering council tax and housing benefit locally
- Providing council housing and generally promoting good quality housing provision
- Environmental health and safety
- Parking enforcement
- Promoting economic development and tourism in the area
- Providing parks and leisure facilities
To deliver these services, council officers work in a managed organisational structure:
What does Lancashire County Council do?
Lancashire County Council is responsible for:
View our Who Does What guide (pdf, 274kb) to which council is responsible for specific areas of work.
What do parish councils do?
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.
Last updated: 14 September 2017