The structure of local government in Suffolk is based on a three tier model with responsibility of council services split between them:
- Suffolk County Council covers the whole county and provides 80% (cost) of services in areas such as, education, children's services and adult social care.
Below the district level are the Town and Parish Councils whose responsibilities vary according to their size and their amenities.
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- Parish Council The Parish Council pages of this website discuss local government in more detail.
Chelmondiston comprises approximately 500 dwellings and a population of just over 1,000