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Parish Council v Doncaster Council – who does what?


The role of Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council

A Parish Council is a corporate body – a legal entity separate from that of its individual members. Its decisions are the responsibility of the whole body. It is the first tier of local government and exists completely independently from Doncaster Council.

Parish councils have been granted powers by Parliament including the important authority to raise money through taxation (the precept) and a range of powers to spend public money. This precept is paid through the council tax system and by every council tax paying household located within the parish boundary. Each household pays the same percentage.

Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council is made up of 17 councillors each representing a different ward within the Parish. Contact details for each Parish Councillor can be found on the parish council’s website;


Council Services

In Sprotbrough and Cusworth the provision of services is split between Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council and Doncaster Council.


Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council Doncaster Council
Ø  5 allotments at Windsor Walk Ø  Adults and Children Social Care
Ø  The management of the Goldsmith Centre, playground and recreation area Ø  Anti-social behaviour
Ø  The management of Newlands Park and pavilion Ø  Benefits
Ø  The management of Anchorage Park including; the children’s play area, outdoor gym, skate park and Anchorage Pavilion Ø  Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships
Ø  The management of New Lane recreation area and adventure playground Ø  Bus Pass Issue
Ø  Joint ownership of Scawsby Community Centre with Brodsworth Parish Council Ø  Car parks and fines (Doncaster Council owned and operated)
Ø  The management of Newlands Park and pavilion Ø  CCTV
Ø  Council Tax
Ø  Housing Advice and homelessness
Ø  Disabled Parking (blue badges)
Ø  Emergency Planning
Ø  Fostering and Adoption
Ø  Highways – including gritting, maintaining, street and traffic lighting, traffic signs, pot holes, road markings, pedestrian crossing, road safety and verges.
Ø  Household Recycling and Waste Site
Ø  Licencing
Ø  On Street Parking Enforcement
Ø  Planning and Building Control
Ø  Public rights of way
Ø  School Admissions, Free School Meals and School Transport
Ø  Street cleaning and bins (including dog fouling enforcement)
Ø  Tourist Information
Ø  Trading Standards
Ø  Public Health
Ø  Waste collection


Please note that the Parish Council does not have any authority over services which Doncaster Council provides. If you wish to report an issue relating to Doncaster Council’s services please contact their main switch board on 01302 760000 or use the relevant ‘report it’ form on their website; . This includes;

  • Dog fouling
  • Road safety
  • Parking enforcement
  • Littering/ fly tipping
  • Anti-social behaviour


In addition South Yorkshire Police should be contacted for issues relating to;

  • Covid 19 breaches
  • Criminal activity/ anti social behaviour
  • Speeding

They can be contacted using the information below;



Sprotbrough and Cusworth Parish Council

May 2020

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