A parish council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the parish. It is the level of government closest to the community and as such parish councils are often the first place people will go with concerns or ideas about their local area.
Avebury Parish Council covers Avebury, Avebury Trusloe, Beckhampton and West Kennett and is within the West Selkley Division of Wiltshire Council. The parliamentary constituency is Devizes.
Wiltshire Council runs formal Area Boards which deal with community issues such as traffic, road repairs, affordable housing and litter. Avebury Parish is within the Marlborough Area Board.