The responsibilities of Milton Ernest Parish Council include the following:

  • Provision of allotments, including the duty to provide allotments if demanded by parishioners.
  • Maintenance of the churchyard.
  • Provision and maintenance of public clocks.
  • Provision of buildings for public meetings and functions.
  • Provision and maintenance of footway lighting, which lights roads and pavements.
  • Provision of litter bins and the support of anti-litter campaigns.
  • Provision and maintenance (including grass cutting) of public open spaces, playing fields and public walks.
  • Maintenance of public seats.
  • Maintenance of bus shelters.
  • Erection of signs which warn of dangers, indicate a place name or a bus stop.
  • Powers to maintain a village green.
  • Maintenance and protection of war memorials.
  • Maintenance of rights of way, ponds, ditches, public footpaths and bridle-ways
  • The right to appoint school governors.
  • The right to be notified of planning applications.
  • Support and encouragement of arts and crafts.
  • Acquisition and maintenance of rights of way.
  • Naming of streets.
  • Trustees or appointing trustees of local charities.