The Parish Council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept to cover the council’s operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny.
The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime, security, and traffic.
The parish council's role also includes initiating projects for the maintenance and repair of parish facilities, as well as consulting with the district and county councils on the maintenance, repair, and improvement of highways, drainage and footpaths.
Conservation matters (including trees and listed buildings) and environmental issues are also often referred to the Parish Council for comment.
The Parish Council is a representative body for the civil parish of North Wootton. It is a separate body to the Pariochial Church Council which is an executive committee for the North Wootton Church of England parish.