The council celebrated its centenary in 1994 and is the largest parish by population and area in Mole Valley. It consists of three wards namely Beare Green, Capel and Coldharbour. This civil parish council should not be confused with local ecclesiastical parishes (PCC's) of the same name. This map shows the parish outlined in red with the ward boundaries delineated in blue.
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 £49,800 collected by Mole Valley District Council as part of the council tax charge amounting to £19.14 to £57.42 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 £9,217 per annum.