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 was held online, using Microsoft Teams, and was also streamed live on Facebook. It included a video presentation about what the council does and what it did in 2020. View the video shown at the Annual Parish 2021 Meeting.

Questions can be asked in person by attending the meeting, or submitted in advance by email or via the Contact Us form added to this page before the meeting. 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.


Memorial Bench at Linslade Memorial Garden of Remembrance

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


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


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)

If you would like to know more about how to join a Teams meeting or how virtual meetings operate, please visit our Meetings page.

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 19 March.

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

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