Responsibilities of Council

Town Council Responsibilities – in general

A Town Council are the roots of any local Community. It is the closest level of government to the people of a Town. A Town Council will act to improve the Town in which it serves. A Town Council is granted its power by Parliament, including the right to raise money through taxation (precept) and a range of power to dictate how a Town Council may spend this money.

The Town Council has limited powers in areas in which it can act. However, the powers that it has in these areas are wide. A Town Council’s powers are governed by various Statute and Common Law powers.

 Porthcawl Town Council Responsibilities

 Allotments

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 Community Grants

The Town Council offers a Community Grant Scheme. Application Packs can be obtained upon request to the Town Council Office.

 Decorative Lighting

The Town Council is responsible for providing decorative lighting for the Town, to include Christmas Lighting and Summer Lighting.

 Entertainment

The Town Council annually holds a Summer Flower and Musical Event, Sea Festival Event, Rock Festival Event and a Christmas Event. It also organises events ad hoc to commemorate special events.

 Newton Green

The Town Council manages Newton Green on behalf of the Charity Commission. If you wish to apply to hold an event on Newton Green please contact the Town Council Office.

 Newton Nottage Roundabout

The Town Council undertakes the role of ensuring that the roundabout is maintained in a good state and that flowers and grass area on the roundabout is maintained.

 Notice Boards

The Town Council has two Notice Boards that it maintains – one directly outside the Town Council office on Victoria Avenue, and another on John Street outside the Tourist Information Centre.

 Nottage Green

The Town Council own Nottage Green. If you wish to hold an event on the Green please contact the Town Council Office.

 Summer Planting

The Town Council provides summer planting throughout the Town and surrounding areas.

 War Memorial

The Town Council maintains the War Memorial located at All Saints Church.

 Tidy Towns Initiative Areas

The responsibility of maintaining areas at Suffolk Place and New Road and Mackworth Road are with the Town Council.