Trawden Forest Parish Council
Trawden Forest Parish Council

We're on the lookout for a new Parish Councillor

The Parish Council has a vacancy for a new Parish Councillor to cover the Winewall area of the Parish.  If you are interested, or know someone who is, please ask them to contact our Parish Clerk via the 'Contact Us' section of the website, or anyone is welcome at the next meeting which is on 3rd December at Trawden Community Centre at 7pm.

Trawden Forest Neighbourhood Plan - It's all about where we should build houses within our Parish.

Thank you to all those who went and voted for the Plan to be used as part of the Planning Process at Pendle Borough Council on Thursday 8th November.  There was a 33.33% turnout, with 94% voting yes, and just 6% voting no.  There were no spoiled papers.  
We really appreciate you taking the time to support the Plan.

Remembrance Day

The Centenary of World War 1 was commemorated yesterday at the Church then the War Memorial.  Lots of people attended and went without incident.  Thank you to those who attended.

Also a huge thank you to William Walker, Harry Walker and Paul Wilson for ringing the Church Bell for 30 minutes yesterday to signal the end of World War 1. You made history by doing this for us.

Lancashire County Council have issued their Winter Service Briefing Note (which is attached). There is some useful information in this document about how to prepare for the Winter ahead.
Winter Service - briefing note 2018-2019[...]
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I know that there is a lot of talk about potholes on various pages, but I thought it would be useful to post the link to the County Council's page for reporting them, and the phone number to request a claim form if you've had your car damaged. They are:
Report a defect:…/fault-search.aspx
Claim form: 0300 123 6780 or email highways@lancashire,

Make sure that you take a picture of the pothole that you've damaged your vehicle on, and you'll need to get a quote for the repairs to your vehicle.

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

Council Tax - 2018

For those who haven't already seen this, just a note to explain why your proportion of your Council Tax paid to Trawden Forest Parish Council has been increased.
As many of you know, the Parish Council are already responsible for ensuring delivery of some services within the Parish. These are currently all of the bus shelters, Lanehouse Lane Playground, roadside seating, Christmas decorations (the big tree at the Community Centre, the star at the Church and the star at Winewall) We also have to pay for the Countryside Footpath service, and have acquired the garage sites at both Cotton Tree and Ash Villa's on Colne Road.

The Parish Council also supply the dog fouling bags on the Recreation Ground and near to the school in a bid to combat the ever increasing issues of people not picking up after their pets.

We also support the fantastic work that the volunteers of Trawden in Bloom do, which keeps our villages looking their best. This, of course is reflected in the prizes that the group win year after year.
From April, we will be contributing 50% to the maintenance costs of Ball Grove as Pendle Borough Council will cut back on the service it provides if not. We have also been transferred various parcels of land around the village that now require the Parish Council to pay for their mowing.  The Parish Council also now owns the full length of th tram tracks.
We also support the fantastic work that the Community Centre trustees do, and have already helped financially to the set-up of the new building as it is an asset to the whole village.
If you would like any more information about anything we do, please do get in touch

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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 Services


Click the links below for information


Police News & Information

Duties & Powers 


Additional 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

* The parking area to the side of the Victorian Toilet

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

* 50% of the maintenance costs for Ball Grove

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


   Your Parish Councillors

The Parish Council is made up of 10 Councillors:

Cllr Barry Hodgson - Chairman

Cllr Paul Reyner - Vice Chairman



Cllr Barry Hodgson

Cllr Ruth Crompton

Cllr Ian Hartley

Cllr Paul Reyner

Cllr Beverley Robinson

Cllr David Barritt


Cllr Mark Attwood

Cotton Tree

Cllr David Storey

Cllr Clare Storey


Cllr John Dransfield


If you would like to contact any of the Councillors, please use the 'Contact Form' and your query will be dealt with

Councillors photo's
Here are pictures of all of the Parish Councillors
Cotton Tree Complete Poster for Display [...]
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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.



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