What does the council do?
Local government in Basingstoke and Deane
There are three levels of local government in Basingstoke and Deane:
- Hampshire County Council
- Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
- Town and parish councils
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is responsible for:
- Local planning and development control
- Street cleaning, household waste and recycling
- Administering council tax and housing benefit locally
- Providing social housing and generally promoting good quality housing provision
- Environmental health and safety
- Parking enforcement
- Promoting economic development and tourism in the area
- Providing parks and leisure facilities
The Council Plan 2020 to 2024 is a high level document which outlines our ambition for the borough, identifying key themes and priorities.