Trawden Forest Parish Council
Trawden Forest Parish Council


Please be aware that the Parish Council office is closed, for annual leave, from 5th August, and will re-open on 22nd August.

Should you need to contact one of the Councillors, please drop them an email on their address, as below, and they will respond.

If you need to assistance of the Clerk, please complete the form on the 'Contact us' page, and I will respond upon my return, within a reasonable time, after 22nd August.

Thank you for your understanding.

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


Parish Councillors

Councillors have an active interest and concern for their local community. They represent local people and work in partnership with them and others when necessary. They help facilitate the provision of local services and facilities and take decisions that form the policy of the Council.
Councillors are not paid and have to abide by a local government code of conduct and declare their financial interests in the parish. Councillors must also declare a personal or prejudicial interest in any matter under discussion at a parish council meetings.

Parish Council Notice of Vacancy

Due to the resignation of Ruth Crompton, the Parish Council now holds a vacancy.

Please see the image below, which expires on 26th July 2022, whereby, if 10 electors, within Trawden Parish wish to call an election, they must advise Pendle Council.


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, Beverley Robinson, Emma Jane MacDonald, David Barritt and Ann Holmes.

Councillors for Cotton Tree, Winewall and Wycoller are: Clare Storey, David Storey, Andrea Beswick and Melva Burton. For their contact email addresses, please see below.


The Clerk is available during the published working hours (Mon-Wed 9am-3pm, Thurs 9am-1pm), via telephone on 07496 041676, or email at, and is always happy to help. 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 front lounge within the Community Centre, Church Street, Trawden.  Please try to call first to ensure the Clerk is available to see you.  The main entrance is to the front of the building, with an accessibility ramp, if required.  If the door does not open immediately, the Clerk will be you soon.

Contact details for the Parish Councillors:


Cllr Barry Hodgson - Chairman



Cllr Barry Hodgson -

Cllr Emma Jane MacDonald -

Cllr David Barritt -

Cllr Ann Holmes -

Cllr Mark Watts -


Winewall/Wycoller & Cotton Tree

Cllr Clare Storey -

Cllr Andrea Beswick -

Cllr David Storey -

Cllr Melva Burton -


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


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

Borough and County Councillors


If you need to contact either our Ward, or County Councillors, you can do so by emailing them as below:

Ward Councillors

Cllr Sarah Cockburn-Price

Cllr David Cockburn-Price

Cllr Kevin Salter            

County Councillors

Cllr Jenny Purcell         

Cllr Mike Goulthorp     

Committee Members


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:

Powers and duties of local councils.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [131.7 KB]

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 termins, 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

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

* Maintenance costs for Ball Grove - although the Parish Council is looking at taking ownership of our proportion of the Park.

* Trawden in Bloom

There are obviously costs attached to these services, hence your Council Tax increase for us. 

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


Planning Applications

The Parish Council plays an active part in all local planning issues. It is probably the area of the Council's role that is best known to the community and which can be of the most importance.

Click here to go to the Local Council Planning Portal and enter the planning refrence number into the text based search system to show the application.



Information and Help during the Corona Virus Pandemic


I've received a link from Lancashire County Council with the details of all the help contacts during this time. Please do take a look and contact someone should you need to:

Ball Grove Website

Ball Grove have a new website.  Why not take a look?  There's lot of information and some fabulous photo's on there.  The link is

Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day in Church footage 2020
As we are unable to hold the Service in Church for Remembrance Day this year, the Service has been pre-recorded so that it is available for all at 10.40am on 8th November 2020. The footage will remain so that it can be viewed by anyone at any time.
Thank you to each and every one of you for viewing this and special thanks to Rev John Knott, Sheila Walker, William Walker, Paul Wilson and Lisa Burnham for allowing us to work together to produce something collectively for this day.
MP4 video/audio file [83.9 MB]
This is the footage of the 2 minutes silence, last post and wreath laying at the War Memorial on 8th November 2020. Thank you to those who attended and observed the social distancing guidance.
Remembrance Day 2020.docx
Microsoft Word document [188.0 KB]
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