RESIDENTS have been invited to have their say on the future of five councils.
Kirklees is reviewing the parish councils that operate within its boundaries – Holme Valley, Meltham, Kirkburton, Denby Dale and Mirfield.
Households in the five areas pay extra on top of their council tax to finance the parish councils, which fund things like bus shelters, benches and war memorials.
The review could see some parish councils being broken up.
Kirklees Council is the first local authority in the country to use new powers handed down by the Government to review parish council arrangements.
Kirklees officers have drawn up a list of proposed changes to the five parishes. Public consultation on the plans was launched this month and will run until May.
Kirklees councillors will then decide what action to take.
Anyone wishing to have their say can visit www.kirklees.gov.uk. Questionnaires are also available from Kirklees libraries, by calling 01484 414 825 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org