Farcet is a village in Cambridgeshire, England. Farcet lies approximately 2 miles (3 km) south of Peterborough City Centre, between Yaxley and the Peterborough suburb of Old Fletton.
The Parish of Farcet was established in 1851, having previously been part of the parish of Stanground, its northern neighbour, when the vicarage of Stanground included the curacy of Farcet’s village church.
The 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 allotments and a cemetery; grass cutting and tree planting within public open spaces such as a village green or playing fields . 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 Carish Council raises its own tax to pay for these services, known as the parish precept, which is collected as part of the Council Tax. The Parish Council consists of nine councillors and has a parish clerk.
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.