Parish and town councils are the level of administration closest to the people.
Sevenoaks District includes four town councils and 27 parish councils.
A typical parish or town council provides or maintains a range of important community assets which may include:
- Common land
- Burial grounds
- Play areas
- Tennis courts and other sports facilities
- Litter bins
- Car parks
- Crime prevention schemes
- Emergency planning teams
We consult parish and town councils about all planning applications affecting their areas. As the planning authority we take into account their comments before reaching a decision.
Parish or town councillors are elected every four years at the same time the District Council election takes place.