The Parish Council exercises a number of powers and duties under various statutory laws.  These include:

Allotments
Powers to provide allotments
Duty to provide allotment gardens if demand unsatisfied    
Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 ss.23, 26 and 42

Baths and washhouses
Power to provide public baths and washhouses
Public Health Act 1936 ss.221, 222, 223 and 227

Burial grounds, cemeteries and crematoria
Power to acquire and maintain 
Power to provide 
Power to agree to maintain monuments and memorials 
Power to contribute towards expenses of cemeteries
Open Spaces Act 1906 ss.9 and 10; Local Government Act 1972 s.214 Local Government Act 1972 s.214 Parish Councils and Burial Authorities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1970 s.1 Local Government Act 1972 s.214(6)

Bus shelters
Power to provide and maintain shelters    
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provision) Act 1953 s.4; Parish Councils Act 1957 s.1

Bye-laws
Power to make bye-laws in regard to pleasure grounds, Cycle parks, Baths and washhouses, Open spaces and burial grounds, Mortuaries and post-mortem rooms
Public Health Act 1875 s.164 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 s.57(7) Public Health Act 1936 s.223 Open Spaces Act 1906 s.15 Public Health Act 1936 s.198

Clocks
Power to provide public clocks
Parish Councils Act 1957 s.2

Closed churchyards
Powers as to maintenance
Local Government Act 1972 s.215

Commons and common pastures
Powers in relation to enclosure, as to regulation and management, and as to providing common pasture
Enclosure Act 1845; Local Government Act 1894 s.8(4); Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 s.34

Conference facilities
Power to provide and encourage the use of facilities
Local Government Act 1972 s.144

Community centres
Power to provide and equip buildings for use of clubs having athletic, social or educational objectives
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 s.19

Crime prevention
Powers to spend money on various crime prevention measures
Local Government and Rating Act 1997 s.31

Drainage
Power to deal with ponds and ditches
Public Health Act 1936 s.260

Education
Right to appoint school governors
Education (No.2) Act 1986 s.4

Entertainment and the arts
Provision of entertainment and support of the arts
Local Government Act 1972 s.145

Gifts
Power to accept
Local Government Act 1972 s.139

Highways
Power to repair and maintain public footpaths and bridleways
Power to light roads and public places
Power to provide parking places for vehicles, bicycles and motorcycles
Power to enter into agreement as to dedication and widening
Power to provide roadside seats and shelters, and omnibus shelters
Consent of parish council required for ending maintenance of highway at public expense, or for stopping up or diversion of highway
Power to complain to highways authority as to protection of rights of way and roadside wastes
Power to provide traffic signs and other notices
Power to plant trees etc. and to maintain roadside verges
Highways Act 1980 ss.43 and 50 Parish Councils Act 1957 s.3; Highways Act 1980 s.301; Local Government Act 1972 Sch.14 para 27 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 ss.57 and 63 Highways Act 1980 ss.30 and 72 Parish Councils Act 1957 s.1 Highways Act 1980 ss.47 and 116 Highways Act 1980 s.130 Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 s.72 Highways Act 1980 s.96; Countryside Act 1968

Investments
Power to participate in schemes of collective investment
Trustee Investments Act 1961 s.11

Land
Power to acquire by agreement, to appropriate, to dispose of Power to accept gifts of land
Local Government Act 1972 ss.124, 126 and 127 Local Government Act 1972 s.139

Litter
Provision of receptacles
Litter Act 1983 ss.5 and 6

Lotteries
Powers to promote
Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 s.7

Mortuaries and post mortem rooms
Powers to provide mortuaries and post mortem rooms
Public Health Act 1936 s.198

Nuisances
Power to deal with offensive ditches
Public Health Act 1936 s.260

Open spaces
Power to acquire land and maintain
Public Health Act 1875 s.164; Open Spaces Act 1906 ss.9 and 10

Parish property and documents
Powers to direct as to their custody
Local Government Act 1972 s.226

Public buildings and village hall
Power to provide buildings for offices and for public meetings and assemblies
Local Government Act 1972 s.133

Public conveniences
Power to provide
Public Health Act 1936 s.87

Recreation
Power to acquire land for or to provide recreation grounds, public walks, pleasure grounds and open spaces and to manage and control them
Power to provide gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps
Provision of boating pools
Public Health Act 1875 s.164; Local Government Act 1972 Sch.14 para 27; Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890 s.44; Open Spaces Act 1906 ss.9 and 10 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 s.19 Public Health Act 1961 s.54

Town and country planning
Right to be notified of planning applications
Town and Country Planning Act 1990 Sch.1 para 8

Tourism
Power to contribute to organisations encouraging
Local Government Act 1972 s.144

Traffic calming
Powers to contribute financially to traffic calming schemes
Local Government and Rating Act 1997 s.30

Transport
Powers to spend money on community transport schemes
Local Government and Rating Act 1997 ss.26-29

War memorials
Power to maintain, repair, protect and adapt war memorials
War Memorials (Local Authorities' Powers) Act 1923 s.1 as extended by Local Government Act 1948 s.133

Water supply
Power to utilise well, spring or stream and to provide facilities for obtaining water there from
Public Health Act 1936 s.125