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Preston City Council is a district council, working alongside Lancashire County Council as part of a two-tier local government system.
The Labour party have overall control of the council. To find out more about the councillors who run the council please see How the council works.
Council employees (or officers) are responsible for the day-to-day running of the council and implementing the policies and decisions taken by councillors.
The council operates with four directorates. For more information see the council departments and management team page.
The council spends more than £100million a year providing a range of public services from pest control to planning. It is one of the largest employers in the area with 996 employees.
During an average year, the council:
Lancashire County Council is the main authority for the following services in Preston:
The Chief Executive of Preston City Council is responsible for the overall management of the council and achieving its aim and corporate priorities (programmes), as well as delivering quality and value for money services.
Preston also has a Mayor to represent the city at civic and ceremonial events locally, nationally and internationally. The Mayor changes each year and is a councillor who has to be selected to serve in office by their colleagues.
For more information about the Mayor of Preston and the council's civic history see The Mayor page.
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