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Collecting the rubbish...planning permission...gritting...? Who does what?


Lots of places in England have a two-tier system of local government, including Hampshire.  Although this system works well, it can mean its confusing understanding who does what. 

We look after:

  • rubbish collection
  •  recycling
  • Council Tax collections
  • housing
  • planning applications
  • licensing
  • council tax and housing benefit
  • street cleaning
  • public toilets

If you have a question for us, you can contact us in a variety of ways,


Hampshire County Council is responsible for services like:

  • education 
  • roads and transport (including road maintenance)
  • social care
  • libraries
  • waste management
  • trading standards

Contact Hampshire County Council 


The services looked after by town and parish councils varies but could include:

  • allotments
  • community Centres and Village Halls
  • playing Fields and other Sports Facilities


Updated: 26 Feb 2018
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