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Who Does What?

Understanding how your Council works….

Local Government in South Staffordshire operates under a three tier system involving County, District and Parish Councils.  The Council’s work closely in partnership together, along with other partners.

Staffordshire County Council: 

  • Adult social care
  • Children Services
  • Education
  • Footpaths
  • Highway maintenance (including potholes, road closures and diversions)
  • Household recycling centres
  • Libraries
  • parking – on street
  • Public Transport
  • Street lighting
  • Trading Standards

South Staffordshire Council:

  • Anti social behaviour and community safety
  • Bereavement services
  • Building Control
  • Commercial development and regeneration
  • Council Tax collections and Business Rates
  • Elections
  • Environmental Health
  • Fly-tipping
  • Food hygiene and safety
  • Grounds maintenance (excluding public highways)
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Housing advice
  • Housing benefit and Council Tax support
  • leisure
  • Licensing
  • Litter, graffiti, fly-posting and dog offences
  • Noise nuisance/pollution
  • Planning Applications and policy
  • Planning enforcement
  • Road sweeping (routine only)
  • Tourism
  • Waste and recycling collections

Wombourne Parish Council

  • Bus shelters
  • Civic Centre
  • Children’s play area, MUGA and Outdoor Gym
  • Brickbridge Playing Fields
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Notice Boards
  • Public toilets