Your Council

Axminster Town Council is your local council.  Local councils are the first tier of local government and deliver the most local form of services.  Principal authorities are the tier above local councils and are often bigger in size and represent a larger area such as a county or district rather than neighbourhoods and communities.

Principal authorities like East Devon District Council and Devon County Council mainly deliver other services, but sometimes our services can overlap with theirs.  We understand that this can be confusing to someone who just wants an issue resolved!

Therefore, please click on the list below as an aid to the type of issues we may be able to resolve for you.  If you need advice about where to turn, we can help with that too!

Powers & Duties of Local Councils