Government in the UK can be split, broadly, into central government and local government. Local government is split into up to three layers – county, district and parish councils (or civil parishes). Sometimes these three layers can be merged into a unitary authority. Here in our part of the Country we have Wiltshire Council (the county authority) and, Pitton and Farley Parish Council (the civil parish).
We have a range of powers, duties and responsibilities, including raising money through taxes, provision of village halls, maintenance of recreation grounds and parks, cleaning and drainage of ponds, control of litter, encouragement of tourism, etc. You can find more details about what we do in specific areas on this website.