The council takes on responsibility for many aspects of Town Life, but our powers are limited by statute, and we can only act within the realms of the Local Government Act and other Statutory Instruments. The duties and responsibilities of Town and Parish Councils are complicated, and although a number of powers are available to local councils, powers are discretionary and councils are under no obligation to use them. Brief details of your council's work can be found below, or look under the Key Documents section for the National Association of Local Council's booklet 'All About Town and Parish Councils'.