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What is the Annual Parish Meeting?

At our Annual Parish Meeting, you can find out what your Town Council does and how we have supported the local community in the last year.
There will be a brief video presentation and then an opportunity to ask questions about what the Town Council does.

This year the meeting will be held online, using Microsoft Teams, and it will also be streamed live on Facebook.

Questions can be asked in person by joining the meeting online, or submitted in advance by email or via the Contact Us form below. We ask you to keep questions brief and to the point.  If a question is unable to be answered immediately, e.g. in order to allow research to be undertaken, a response may need to be provided at a later date. We will publish all questions and answers on this page after the meeting.

What is LLTC responsible for?

In Central Bedfordshire, there is currently a two-tier structure of local government, consisting of the parish and town councils and Central Bedfordshire Council.  Each tier of local government has its own responsibilities. As a general guide, those responsibilities are:

Parish and Town Councils – parks and gardens, local recreational facilities.

Local Authorities – housing, environmental health, local planning, refuse collection, recycling, leisure centres, Council Tax collection, economic development, tourist information, libraries, arts and culture, adult social care, services for children, young people and families, highways (except trunk roads), waste disposal, economic development and tourism, strategic planning, environment, fire and emergency planning, registration, trading standards, museums and archives.

The main services provided by Leighton-Linslade Town Council are set out below. We ask that you please check that your question relates to one of our areas of responsibility before submitting.

GROUNDS & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES


Memorial Bench at Linslade Memorial Garden of Remembrance

  • Parks & open spaces
  • Cemeteries
  • Allotments
  • Pavilions
  • Sports pitches
  • Floral Displays
  • Community Gardens

CULTURAL & ECONOMIC SERVICES


Market Cross and old fires station viewed from a fruit seller's stall

  • Community Events (e.g. Canal Festivals & Band Concerts)
  • The Market
  • TACTIC (Teenage Advice & Information Centre)
  • Multi-storey Toilets
  • Buzz Trails
  • Christmas Illuminations

CENTRAL & DEMOCRATIC SERVICES


Cllr Kharawala In Mayoral Chain

  • Meetings
  • Governance
  • Bookings
  • The Town Mayor
  • Civic Events & Mayoral Fundraisers
  • Grants
  • Awards (e.g. Honorary Freeman, Community Volunteer Awards and Young People Awards)

FAQs

Submit a question for the Annual Parish Meeting

If you have a question you’d like to be answered at the meeting please submit this here before 4.30pm, Friday 12 March.

Questions submitted after this time will be answered privately but may not be included in the meeting.

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