Parish and town councils represent smaller geographical areas such as Banbury, Chinnor, Woodstock or Buckland. All parts of the Oxfordshire county (except certain parts of Oxford) are parished i.e they either have a town or parish council supported by a parish clerk or hold a parish meeting. There are 15 town councils, 235 parish councils and 68 parish meetings in Oxfordshire.
The most local level in the local government system, accountable to the electorate of Wantage – the birthplace of King Alfred the Great.
Bicester Town Council has 15 elected councillors across four wards to represent the interests of the local community.
Wallingford Town Council is the parish authority for Wallingford, which has a population of approximately 7,500.