All About the Parish Council, its Councillors and how to contact us.

Councillor Information

Borough Councillors

 If you need to contact either one of our Ward Councillors, you can do so by contacting them as below: 
Cllr Sarah Cockburn-Price 
Tel 07791 412210 
Cllr David Cockburn-Price 
Tel 07801 468303 
Cllr Kevin Salter 
Tel 07726 264117 

County Councillors

If you need to contact either one of our Ward Councillors, you can do so by emailing them as below::
Councillor Cllr Jenny Purcell 
Cllr Mike Goulthorp

If you need to contact the Parish Council. 

The Parish Council's first point of contact should be the Councillor who is local to your area. 

Councillors for Trawden are: Barry Hodgson, David Barritt, Ann Holmes, Mark Watts, Philippa Osborne and a vacancy.

Councillors for Cotton Tree, Winewall and Wycoller are: Andrea Beswick, Eleanor Jolley, Malcom Pate and Jonathan Wiggins. 

For their contact email addresses, please see below.

The Clerk is available during the published core office opening hours which are Monday to Thursday 10am to 1pm.  If you would like to speak to the Clerk outside of these hours, please contact her via telephone on 07496 041676 or by email at  She will try to help where possible, or is happy to signpost you to the correct service. Please be aware that the Clerk works part time and will not always be able to answer your queries immediately.

The Clerk is based in the wooden cabin structure that is located to the rear of the Community library and shop, Church Street, Trawden. Please try to call first to ensure the Clerk is available to see you. 

Now that the new groundworks and paths have been completed, the office is now fully disabled friendly accessible.  If you would prefer to meet in the library, this is not a problem. 

If you are coming into the office, please enter the shop, and bear left into the library.  Follow through to the rear door, and exit into the secure garden area.  Exit via the open gate, and the cabin is directly in front of you.  I can always meet you in the library, should you wish to be accompanied to the office.  The new path, to the top side of the building goes directly to the Council office, so if the shop is inaccessible, for any reason, this path is open permanently.

The Parish of Trawden is split into two wards as below:

Cllr Barry Hodgson - Chairman


Cllr Hodgson,  Cllr Holmes, Cllr Barritt, Cllr Watts, Cllr Osborne, vacancy 

Winewall/Wycoller & Cotton Tree

Cllr Beswick, Cllr Jolley, Cllr Pate, Cllr Wiggins

If you would like to contact any of the Councillors, please either email them direct, or use the 'Contact Form' and your query will be dealt with.

To contact the Clerk, please email: or call 07496 041676

Cllr JB Hodgson



Cllr Barritt




Cllr Beswick



Cllr Holmes



Cllr Jolley



Cllr Osborne




Cllr Pate




Cllr Watts




Cllr Wiggins




Adele Waddington

Parish Council Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer



Committee, Sub Committee and Working Group Members 

With all projects, there are sub-committee or working group members.  These are detailed in the table.

Where to find other information 

If you have issues with the highway (ie potholes, blocked drains etc), you can report these online via the Lancashire County Council website.

If you have an issue with bins that need emptying, this can be reported via the Pendle Council website. refuse

If you have spotted someone who is not picking up their dog fouling, this can be reported via the Pendle Council website.

And, as always, if there has been a crime of any sort, this MUST be reported direct to the Police via their 101 line, or their online reporting system.


If it is an emergency, always call 999.

Thank you for your cooperation. 




For the list of Duties and Powers that a Parish Council can legally carry out, please see the document below.

Additional Parish Council Responsibilities

As well as the Statutory responsibilities that the Parish Council provide, some services have been transferred from Pendle Borough Council to the Parish Council.  If the Parish Council did not take on these services, they would have disappeared.  These Services are:

* Bus Shelters

* Lanehouse Lane Playground

* Roadside Seating

* Some grassed areas which require mowing.  These are located at: Rear of the bus terminus, Bannister Close, Both sides of the old Post Office at Cotton Tree, small area to the rear of the Millennium Garden, Lane House Lane Playground, Harambee Surgery

* The parking area to the side of the Victorian Toilet, and the toilet structure;

* Most of the Parking area across from Weavers Court;

* The whole length of the Tram Tracks from Church Street to, and including, the bus terminus;

* A large portion of Ball Grove Country Park.  This includes both car parks, the play area, lake, picnic area and the building.  The cafe is our tenant;

* Trawden in Bloom;

* Trees on land that we own;

* Financial support for holiday swimming sessions for children of Trawden Forest Primary School;

* 2 sets of CCTV cameras.  These are located at Wycoller Country Park car park and the Church corner;

There are obviously costs attached to these services, hence your the precept part of your Council tax, is the way the Parish Council raises most of its revenue.

We also pay for and erect the Christmas Tree at the Community Centre, the star at the Church and the star at Winewall

Contact us

Telephone: 07496 041676


Address: C/O Trawden Forest Community Library and Shop, Church Street, Trawden, Colne, Lancs BB8 8RU


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