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Council Organisation

Wallingford Town Council is the parish authority for Wallingford, which has a population of approximately 7,500.  The Town Council operates from the Council Offices in Castle Street and its 13 members of staff and 16 volunteer town councillor’s are constantly striving to make the town a better place to live and work.

How the Council is funded

Wallingford Town Council has been granted powers by Parliament to raise money through taxation, known as the precept. The precept is collected on behalf of the Town council by South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) and is included in resident’s council tax bills.
The Town Council also receives income from grants and from renting properties in the Town.  The income that is raised is used to improve the quality of life for the inhabitants and provide key local services.
More information about The Council’s financial management and expenditure can be found on the Town Council Finance Page.

Council Responsibilities

Wallingford Town Council is responsible for a number of services in the local community.  The Town Council also work in partnership with South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) and Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) to provide many key local services.  Below is a list of the services provided by the three councils.

You can contact any of our local elected representatives, including our local MP and MEPs via the “Write to Them” website.

Council Responsibilities 2023


  • Well-being of the town and the inhabitants
  • Running and maintaining the Town Hall and Regal Centre
  • Maintenance of the Kinecroft, Bullcroft and Castle Gardens
  • Providing floral displays around the town
  • Town Information Centre
  • Management of allotments and moorings
  • Keeping local people informed of local developments
  • Coordinating responses to District or County Council initiatives


  • District Council car parks
  • Council tax and benefits
  • Electoral services
  • Environmental services
  • Housing
  • Planning
  • Recycling and waste
  • Sports, leisure, tourism and business support
  • Street cleaning


  • Education and schools
  • Fire services
  • Highways inc. potholes, public rights of way
  • Disabled parking and bus passes
  • Libraries, recreation, arts and museums
  • Public transport
  • Social services
  • Trading standards
  • Youth services

Find out more about the services provided by Wallingford Town Council on the Council Services page.