Constitution of the council
The constitution of the council sets out exactly how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures which are followed to ensure that these are efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.
Understand how we work
Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council covers the whole of the county and provides most of the public services in the area. They are responsible for services such as education, transport, emergency planning, social care, libraries, waste disposal, trading standards and more.
East Hampshire District Council
Each county is divided into different council areas. East Hampshire District Council is responsible for services such as bin collections, collecting council tax, housing, planning applications, environmental health and more.
Town and parish councils
Town and parish councils are responsible for smaller local services such as parks, community centres, allotments, bus shelters, play areas and equipment and more.