Farcet Parish Council is elected by the residents of the parish who have registered on the electoral roll; the parish council is the lowest tier of government in England.

A parish council is responsible for providing and maintaining a variety of local services including the play areas, allotments and  cemetery; grass cutting on the verges and Haddon Way field.

The parish council reviews all planning applications that might affect the parish and makes recommendations to Huntingdonshire District Council, which is the local planning authority for the parish. The Parish Council also represents the views of the parish on issues such as local transport, policing and the environment.

The Parish Council consists of nine councillors and has a parish clerk. There are normally ten meetings a year lasting no more than 2 hours. These are on the first Tuesday of each month excluding January and August.


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The second tier of local government is Huntingdonshire District Council. Huntingdonshire District Council collects the council tax, and provides services such as building regulations, local planning, environmental health, leisure and tourism.

For Farcet the highest tier of local government is Cambridgeshire County Council which has administration buildings in Cambridge. The county council provides county-wide services such as major road infrastructure, fire and rescue, education, social services, libraries and heritage services.

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