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7. What does the County Council do?
The County Council has responsibility for county-wide services including:
- Adult and Children’s Social care services
- The environment: including strategic planning, flooding & waste
- Economic development
- Public Health
- Trading Standards
- Registrars & coroners
- Education services
- Transport including infrastructure and public transport
- Country parks
The Council has three key priorities, set out in its Strategic Plan. You can read more about our key plans here.
In addition, the Council has an Operating Framework which explains how the different parts of the organisation work together.
Each February, the Council decides its budget. The latest budget was decided by Council at its meeting on 16 February 2017.
Last updated: 14 December 2017