About Littledean Parish Council
Introduction to Local GovernmentThere are three tiers of local government which affect life in Littledean. The top level (ie that nearest central government) is Gloucestershire County Council which is responsible for the overall planning within the County and has specific responsibility for the (non trunk) roads, education, emergency services, libraries, trading standards, etc. Further information about the work of the County Council is available on their website.
The next level down is the Forest of Dean District Council which is responsible for housing, planning and development control, environmental health, refuse collection, etc. This is also the body which has the task of collecting local taxes – the council tax and the business rates – which pay for the services of the Parish Council (see below) the District Council, the County Council and the Police Authority.
Further information about the work of the District Council is available on their website.