The parish council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rate) to cover the council’s operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime, security, and traffic. The parish council’s role also includes initiating projects for the maintenance and repair of parish facilities, such as the village hall or community centre, playing fields and playgrounds, as well as consulting with the district council on the maintenance, repair, and improvement of highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning. Conservation matters (including trees and listed buildings) and environmental issues are also of interest to the council.
The parish falls within the unitary authority of North Somerset which was created in 1996, as established by the Local Government Act 1992. It provides a single tier of local government with responsibility for almost all local government functions within its area including local planning and building control, local roads, council housing, environmental health, markets and fairs, refuse collection, recycling, cemeteries, crematoria, leisure services, parks, and tourism.
They are also responsible for education, social services, libraries, main roads, public transport, trading standards, waste disposal and strategic planning, although fire, police and ambulance services are provided jointly with other authorities through the Avon Fire and Rescue Service, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and the Great Western Ambulance Service.
Solicitor in Butcombe
One of the things that they don’t do well, and is probably best left to the professionals is accident injury claims processing. These kinds of things are better of in the hands of a national law firm, that actually specialise in the no win no fee arena.
Law firms like Accident Advice Helpline with their in-house legal teams are your best choice for a solicitor in Butcombe when it comes to personal injury claims.
Before contacting them though, or looking elsewhere for a solicitor in Butcombe – you need to be sure that you even qualify to make a compensation claim.
Can you say yes to these questions:
- Was your accident no longer than three ago?
- Did you seek medical assistance, or advice?
- Did the accident occur because of somebody else’s mistake or negligence?
If you can answer yes, to all three, then go right ahead and give us a call – let’s get this ball rolling. Alternatively, if you would rather not call, you can fill out our simple claim form on-line and we will call you for an informal and friendly chat.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 21st March 2014
Author: David Brown