The village is “managed” by a Parish Council consisting of 9 Councillors plus the Clerk to the Council. The Council is elected to look after the interests of all those who live in Kensworth.
The Council has direct responsibility for some aspects of village life, for example maintenance of the Recreation Ground and provision of allotments. For matters outside its direct responsibility like street lighting, roadway maintenance, policing, planning permission, it has strong links with the South Beds District Council and the Bedfordshire County Council.
Individual Councillors also act as contact points for other local organisations, for example the local school, Kensworth Quarry, the Village Hall. By means of this contact any items of relevance are brought to the notice of the Council
Councillors from the District and County Councils generally attend Parish Council meetings to provide advice and comment on current issues
The Council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Village Hall (except in August).
Meetings start at 7:00 pm and members of the public are welcome to attend.