Parish Responsibilities

Your Council – What it does for you

A parish council is the first level of local government and the closest to the community it serves. Kingmoor Parish Council exists to help residents and be a point of contact for ideas and suggestions for improvements in the villages of Cargo, Crindledyke and Stainton.  The powers and duties, and the manner in which a parish council operates as laid out in local government statute and regulations. The Parish Council has legal responsibilities as an employer, and owner of public land and buildings.

Outlined below are some of the responsibilities of Kingmoor Parish Council:-

Bus Shelters


The power to make bye-laws concerning: baths and washhouses (swimming pools), cycle parks, mortuaries and pleasure grounds

Common Land


General Spending

parish councils can spend a limited amount of money on anything they deem of benefit to the community that is not covered by the other specific responsibilities described in this list

Grass cutting


Lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening, consent of parish council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance

Legal proceedings

The power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community, power to take part in any public enquiry


Provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns


Parish councils must be notified of, and display for residents, any planning applications for the area. Any comments submitted to the planning authority by the parish council must be taken into account


Provision and maintenance of a playground, open spaces and a village green

Rights of Way

Footpath and bridleway maintenance

Seats (public)


Danger signs, place names and bus stops signs

Traffic Calming

If you click on the link below you will be able to access the Chairman’s report for 2014/2015 which outlines what the Parish Council has achieved for it’s residents during that period.