Probus Parish Council is the first tier of governance and is the first point of contact for anyone concerned with a community issue. It is a democratically elected local authority.
Probus Parish Council is responsible for managing its own budgets and actively encourage input from residents on what the community needs, so it can budget for that activity. It is funded mainly through the Precept, which makes up part of your Council Tax, and budgets are set annually.
Probus Parish Council has a range of powers and duties in relation to the community it serves. The Parish Council owns and manages Probus Play Area including the multi-use games area, Probus Cemetery, car park and public toilets. The Parish Council has various agreements with Cornwall Council to undertake grass cutting of verges, footpaths, open spaces and the Churchyard. The Parish Council owns the Parish Clock, situated on the Church Tower, the War Memorial and the War Shrine.
Probus Parish Council is a Statutory Consultee, and is regularly consulted on planning applications, Cornwall Council policy documents and Central Government papers.