South Warnborough Parish Council
Many people misunderstand the role of the Parish Council. There are two sorts of parishes whose boundaries do not always coincide. These are (i) the Ecclesiastical Parishes centred on the Anglican Church with a parochial church council, eg our St Andrew’s PCC and (ii) Civil Parish Councils which are part of local government administration. South Warnborough Parish Council endeavours to safeguard the interests of the community. This is achieved in a variety of ways including monitoring services carried out by District and County Councils, representing views of parishioners to other authorities, supporting and liaising with local organizations, protecting its environment, sustaining and developing community spirit, recognizing parishioners and volunteers who contribute to the fabric of the village and supporting local businesses. The Parish Council is the first level of three tiers of local authority but its role is limited-many of the issues which concern parishioners are the responsibility of the District and County Councils.