Community councils

Local Authorities use community councils to gauge public opinion on existing services.

External influences on local government

Financing and control of local government by UK and Scottish Parliaments and Governments.

Holyrood - Scotland's Parliament

Workings of the Scottish Parliament are described by the leaders of all five parties.

Local government - Rural services

How rural needs are funded and met by local government.

Local government - Town planning and regeneration

How local councils are responsible for town planning.

The National Assembly for Wales

An overview of the work of the National Assembly for Wales.

The work of a councillor

Matthew Duncan explains his role as a councillor in Aberdeen, Scotland.

What is the Northern Ireland Assembly?

Two young reporters go behind the scenes of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Youth involvement with local councils

Local councils can consult with youth groups to help them serve young people.