Generally the villages are left alone to run themselves which suits everyone just fine. There are 7 Kingdom regions and 22 Council members representing each of the species. Each major area within these regions has its representative on the Council. L’Evallier is very good at carrying out his “constituency” duties though most of the Council see it as one of those things they just have to do. Eileen has realised she and the Queen meet and greet the hoi polloi far more often than the Council does. The Queen tours most of the regions regularly though she ignores the barren areas. Eileen feels it’s because the monarch doesn’t want to come face to face with proof where magic was harmful, at the damage it did and the fact the land in places is going to take centuries to recover, hardly a good advert for the magical world.
There aren’t rubbish collections as we know them. Every household is expected to incinerate its own waste with the standard spell designed for this. The spell has variants attached to it to tackle different materials. It is also expected that incineration only takes place when reusing something really isn’t possible. Each household pays a small amount to their local leaders to cover the administration of their mini Councils but expenses are not paid.
Local leaders are expected to do it for the love of the village/town. Having said that the job is held in high esteem and there is usually no shortage of volunteers for the role. For one thing you are practically guaranteed to meet the Queen and the Council at some point and those that serve their communities well are often rewarded with extra magical powers.