Parish councils are the first tier of local government in England and Wales and are closest to the people.
They serve the smallest area and are responsible for the most local of matters. They are elected units of local government whose activities are controlled by Acts of Parliament.
Cliviger Parish Council has a number of basic responsibilities, including: representing the whole electorate within the parish; delivering services to meet local needs; and striving to improve quality of life in the parish. It is responsible for providing a range of community services from allotments to the upkeep of the war memorial.