The 1972 Local Government Act states that every part of Wales is in a community, in England, the term "Parish Councils" is still used but in Wales, however, the legal and constitutional term for local government administration is termed "Community Councils".
The Community Council represents the lowest tier of local government and is closest to the public as regards meeting local needs. The Council has several statutory rights and duties. These include looking after public paths, it is entitled to comment on planning applications, spending entitlements e.g. on bus shelters, roadside lights and bins. There are also opportunities to lead or participate in local projects and which benefit the community.