Responsibilities Of The Local Council

Local councils are located throughout the UK and provide a range of services to the community.  They work in association with other public sectors to meet the needs of the community.  Local councils are responsible for services such as:

  • Waste collection and disposal
  • Environmental protection
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Public conveniences
  • Health and safety
  • Street cleaning
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Environmental improvement
  • Dog control
  • Community centres
  • Cemeteries
  • Building control
  • Playgrounds and parks
  • Cultural facilities, sports, leisure services and recreational facilities

Local councils have a responsibility to ensure that roads, footpaths and pavements are maintained in good condition and are safe to use by the members of the public.

They have a duty to ensure that all of the above mentioned public areas are maintained.

It is the duty of local councils to protect the health and safety of the members of the public whilst they are on the property owned by the council.  This can include roads, paths, parks, leisure centres owned by the council, pavements, etc.

If you have sustained injuries whilst on a public place which is maintained by the local council such as a trip on a public pavement, you may be able to make a council claim.

We Can Help You

Our solicitors have extensive experience in handling council claims.  We work on a genuine no win no fee basis and we can help you obtain maximum compensation for your losses.

Feel free to discuss your claim with a member of our team today.  You can call us on our free phone or contact us via our online enquiry form.