They are independent of other levels of local government,ie. District and County Council, however they maintain a close working relationship with both. The powers of Parishes vary depending on how large and how active they are. Some meet infrequently (but at least four times a year, including one public meeting) and are responsible for very few matters. Other , larger, parishes undertake many duties such as street lighting, managing cemeteries, allotments, commons, village halls, war memorials and markets etc.
There are two Parish Councils in the Borough, covering Shevington and Haigh. Parish elections are held every four years, the next parish election will be combined with the local elections in May 2015, a full list of candidates is available immediately prior to all elections.
The Clerk to Haigh Parish Council is Mr Mike Barnes, his contact details are listed below.
The Clerk to Shevington Parish Council is Mrs K Pilkington, her contact details are listed below.