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A Tithing can range in size from a large town, with a population of around 80,000 to a small village or collection of hamlets. The Tithing Council may designate the Tithing a Town, Village, Neighbourhood or Community. Tithings are only in place in Non-Metropolitan Shires of Wessex.
GovernanceEvery Tithing has a Tithing Meeting, consisting of all electors from the Tithing. Members are unpaid electors who serve four year terms. Tithing councils have limited resources and play a minor role in local politics, whilst playing a large role in the upkeep of their local areas.
- The provision and upkeep of certian local establishments, such as Allotments, Bus Shelters, Parks, Playgrounds, Benches, Public Toilets, Public Clocks, Street Lights, and Village/Town Halls.
- Maintainence of Footpaths, Graveyards, and Village Greens.
- Tithing councils are supposed to act as a channel of local opinion to larger local government bodies, and as such have the right to be consulted on any planning decisions affecting the parish.