The parish council, which celebrated its centenary in 1994, is the largest by population and area in Mole Valley and consists of three wards namely Beare Green, Capel and Coldharbour. The map below shows the whole parish outlined in red with the ward boundaries delineated in blue. This parish council should not be confused with the local PCC's of the same name which are ecclesiastical parishes and may well have different geographical boundaries to this civil one.
The council is responsible for the maintenance and insurance of land and property including public buildings, children's playgrounds and parcels of land, in all three wards. It is a consultee on all planning applications for the parish. Capel and Coldharbour village centres were designated as conservation areas in 1975.
The council is funded by an annual precept of currently £38,400 collected by Mole Valley District Council as part of the council tax charge amounting to £14.64 to £43.92 per household per annum depending on the property band A to H. The parish also receives a central government grant towards expenditure from the Council Tax Grant Scheme of currently £7,190 per annum.