Councils provide a range of helpful information to welcome new residents and assist them to settle into their chosen local community.
From information about council services to local attractions, events, sporting and leisure facilities, councils are a useful point of contact for any new resident to link up with. They also provide guidance, support and advice about local health, community and welfare organisations who can also assist new residents with a variety of services.
Elected councillors are appointed at each council to represent their local community. Council websites have contact details for each councillor so residents can get to know them.
Councils collect rubbish and recycling bins from households on a specific day. They provide services for families and young people, register pets, issue disabled and residential parking permits, provide support for people from non-English speaking backgrounds, host citizenship ceremonies, and much more.
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To find out more about council residents services below:
- Locate your council to access local services, support and information
- Learn about council cultural support services
- Find out about council services
- What councils do