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Functions and Responsibilities

The statuary duties and related functions of the Parish Council are limited. However, it has the discretionary powers to act in a wider area if it chooses. 

As well as taking direct action the Council responds to many consultation papers from National organisations and lobbies other bodies and higher tier councils on matters of importance to residents and businesses. Councillors are, in some cases, appointed to represent the Council at local groups’ committee meetings.

The Council works from its premises situated in the Lowford Community Centre.

More details of the Council's responsibilities may be viewed below.


Who does what in local government in Bursledon

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The Lowford Centre, Portsmouth Road, Southampton SO31 8SE
02380 407535

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• Bursledon Cemetery
• St Leonards Church Yard (maintenance of closed section only)

Emergency Planning 

Open Spaces
• Bursledon Station Woods (maintenance only)
• Fishers Piece – Kew Lane (maintenance only)
• Great Down Park – Long lane (including car park)
• Greylaydes Mausoleum - Church Lane (maintenance only)
• Hungerford Ecology Park
• Lionheart Way Ecology Park
• Long Lane Recreation Ground
• Peewit Hill Open Space (maintenance only)
• Pocket Park - Hungerford
• The View Point - High Street
• Upkeep of footpaths on Council owned land

Planning and Highways (the Parish Council is a consultee only)
• Commenting on Planning Applications. & Tree Preservation Orders
• Commenting on Eastleigh Local Plan & Strategic Planning

Playgrounds & Outdoor Gyms

• Long lane Recreation Ground play area
• Long lane Recreation Ground outdoor gym
• Pilands Wood skate park
• Woodlands Way play area

Sports facilities – Long Lane Recreation Ground
• Pavilion
• Cricket pitch
• Football pitch
• Tennis Courts

Small grants to local organisations

Street Furniture
• Parish Council notice boards
• Parish Council information boards

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Upper Market St, Eastleigh, SO50 9YN
023 8068 8000
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Arts & Culture

Clean Streets
• Abandoned vehicles
• Dog Fouling
• Reporting graffiti
• Road sweeping
• Shopping Trolleys

Council Tax
• Council Tax
• Council Tax support
• Housing benefit
• Universal Credit

Elections & Voting
• Electoral register
• Election notices & results
• Register to vote

Environmental Health
• Advice on animal welfare issues
• Contaminated land
• Food safety
• Nuisance complaints
• Pest Control

• Housing options
• Landlords
• Looking for a home
• Renting

Our Community
• Allotments
• Community safety
• Markets
• Registering births, deaths & ceremonies

Parking, Travel & roads
• Cycling
• Highways
• Parking,
• Public Transport
• Traffic orders
• Travel plans

Planning & Building
• Building control
• Land charges
• Planning applications
• Planning policy

Sport, Health, Parks & Open Spaces
• Country parks
• Health facilities & programmes
• Open spaces
• Sport


Tree Services

Waste bins & recycling

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The Castle, Winchester, SO23 8UJ
0300 555 1375
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Births, deaths & ceremonies

Business economy & consumers

Community support

Education & learning

Jobs, careers & volunteering

Land, planning & environment

Libraries & archives

Social care & health

Things to do in Hampshire

Transport & roads

Waste prevention & recycling