Three layers of local government administer Bungay:
All three have distinct and separate functions and responsibilities
As with other small town councils, Bungay Town Council is not solely responsible for all local government matters in the town.
The term 'The Council' can therefore apply to any one of these three layers of local government - Town; District and County.
To simplify matters, the list below outlines the general responsibilities of all three Councils.
Birth, Marriage and Death Registration
Highways - On Street parking
- Traffic management
Recreation; Arts and Museums
Transport (Bus Services etc)
Collection of Council Tax and non-domestic rates
Local Plans and Planning Applications
Public Car Parks
Maintenance of Council Owned Land
Consultation on all Planning Matters
Consultation with Suffolk County Council re all Highway matters
Initiation of Highway and Traffic Management proposals
Consultation on all changes that Suffolk County and Waveney District Councils make in policies and procedures.
Consultation with Suffolk and Waveney District Councils re delivery of services
Initiation and implementation of projects enhancing the town (such as memorials and minor environmental projects)
Monitoring of the standard of public services provided for the town by Waveney District Council and Suffolk County Council
Support to local voluntary bodies
Initiation of cultural, leisure and environmental projects
Securing of funding from outside bodies for the benefit of local initiatives (Locality Budget)
Ownership and control of town allotments
Ownership and control of Riverside Centre
Management of Council owned acreage on common (which is leased to the Golf Club).
Bungay Town Council also has major functions in acting as a 'watch-dog' for the town and in reporting matters to the principal authorities, Waveney District and Suffolk County Councils