Are you a registered elector in an area with a town or parish council? Are you aware of your legal rights regarding the council. Many residents are unaware of their rights and in some cases that they live in a parished area.
Knowing your rights is a key part of understanding the role of your council within local government. In some cases you may have more rights than you may think. However it is worth remembering that many of the the laws relating to councils were written before the widespread use of computers and the internet.
Your rights were mostly written at a time when typewriters ruled the earth and minutes were hand written in bound ledgers.