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Chris
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**Amber Et Al**

Hi Amber.

Not every area of England has a parish council. NALC is working with DCLG and its County Associations to encourage the creation of more parish councils (see http://www.nalc.gov.uk/our-work/create-a-council ).

Parish councils have statutory powers and duties. They must carry out their duties (such as the provision of allotments where necessary); but their can use discretionary powers to deliver services needed by their residents (such as running community hubs / managing village halls). Many parish councils also run Youth Councils and Youth Cafes (such as Sevenoaks Town Council in Kent).

Thanks,

Chris