All About the Parish Council, its Councillors and how to contact us.
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.
If you need to contact the Parish Council.
The Parish Council would like to remind residents that your first point of contact should be the Councillor who is local to your area. Many people are contacting the Clerk direct, through her own Facebook page and messenger, and direct to her house.
Councillors for Trawden are: Barry Hodgson, Beverley Robinson, Ruth Crompton, 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, via telephone or email 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.
If you have issues with the highway (ie potholes, blocked drains etc), you can report these online via the Lancashire County Council website. https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/report-it/
If you have an issue with bins that need emptying, this can be reported via the Pendle Council website. https://www.pendle.gov.uk/recycleand refuse
If you have spotted someone who is not picking up their dog fouling, this can be reported via the Pendle Council website. https://www.pendle.gov.uk/info/20039/animal_welfare/78/dogs/3
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. https://reportitonline.lancashire.police.uk/NdsPublicEngagementUi/index?
If it is an emergency, always call 999.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Contact details for the Parish Councillors:
Cllr Barry Hodgson - Chairman
Cllr Barry Hodgson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Ruth Crompton - email@example.com
Cllr Emma Jane MacDonald - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr David Barritt - email@example.com
Cllr Ann Holmes - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Mark Watts - email@example.com
Winewall/Wycoller & Cotton Tree
Cllr Clare Storey - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Andrea Beswick - email@example.com
Cllr David Storey - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Melva Burton - email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07496 041676
For the list of Duties and Powers that a Parish Council can legally carry out, please see the document below:
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 the bus terminus
* 75% of the maintenance costs for Ball Grove
* 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
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 http://www.ballgrove.org/