What Council Does What?


Many people often don’t know which of their three councils can help them when they have a problem. Is it Town Council, South Kesteven District Council, or Lincolnshire County Council?  Below is a simple guide to let you know which Council provides which main service to you:

Market Deeping Town Council is responsible for:

  • John Eve Field, including the playground
  • Glebe Park, including the BMX track
  • Rectory Paddock
  • Riverside Park
  • Welland Gardens
  • Cemetery                  
  • Bus shelters
  • Dog bins

South Kesteven District Council is responsible for:

  • Social Housing
  • Local Planning
  • Building Control
  • Environmental Health        
  • Collection of Council Tax
  • Refuse Collection
  • Street Cleaning
  • Leisure & Recreation
  • Electoral Registration
  • Licensing
  • Land Charges
  • Pest Control


Lincolnshire County Council is responsible for:

  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Highways (roads and pavements)
  • Public Footpaths
  • Street Lighting
  • Srategic Planning
  • Trading Standards
  • Refuse Disposal
  • Libraries
  • Economic Development
  • Community Safety