Parish councils are civil local authorities found in England and are the lowest tier of local government. They are elected corporate bodies, have variable tax raising powers, and are responsible for areas known as civil parishes. A parish council serving a town may be called a town council and a parish council serving a city is called a city council but these bodies all have the same powers, duties and status; those of a parish council.
In England, a civil parish is a territorial designation which is the tier of local government below districts and counties, or their combined form, the unitary authority. It is an administrative parish, in contrast to an ecclesiastical parish.
A summary of the powers and duties of a parish council can be found here on Wikipedia.
From the links at the left can be found the details of councillors representing Ashchurch Rural, some of the policies governing the operation of the council, Financial information and also the agendas and minutes for its various meetings.