Your elected representatives, or councillors, also represent you at a local level. We are responsible for all or some of the following areas:. Support and encouragement of arts and crafts. Provision of village halls. Provision and maintenance of recreation grounds, parks, children's play areas,. Playing fields and swimming baths. Provision and maintenance of cemeteries and crematoria. Maintenance of closed churchyards. Cleaning and drainage of ponds, watercourses and ditches. Maintenance of war memorials.