Wyre Council

Parish and Town Councils

There are 21 Parish and Town Councils within the Borough of Wyre. The majority of the Borough is parished except for the urban areas of Thornton Cleveleys and Poulton-le-Fylde.

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What are Parish Councils?

The Parish or Town Council is a small local authority. Its councillors are elected for four years at a time in the same way as for other councils. The number of councillors elected to serve on the parish or town council varies from council to council.

Parish and town councils have the powers to undertake a wide range of services. The most common are the maintenance of village halls or community centres, parks or open spaces such as village greens, and footpaths. They also have a right to be consulted on planning applications in their areas.

By their very nature, parish and town councils should maintain a close relationship with the local community. They should encourage the public to attend council meetings as observers and they are obliged to organise at least one town or parish meeting each year which all local electors may attend and may raise issues of local concern.

The Parish and Town Council Charter for Wyre

The Parish and Town Council Charter is a set of working principles that help guide and shape the council's relationship with the parish and town councils. Relationships between the Borough council and the parish and town councils has improved markedly over the last few years and we want to maintain this improvement.

This Charter is another way of developing our relationship whereby everyone understands each others roles and responsibilities.

Pages in Parish and Town Councils

  1. Parish and Town Councils (this page)
  2. Register of Pecuniary Interests for Parish Councils

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