Welcome to the Whittle-le-Woods Parish Council website. The website provides a community resource for information on the work the Parish Council carries out, as well as local information on the history of the village and the available facilities and services available.
The Parish Council meet on a monthly basis at the village hall which is situated at the top of Union Street (off Chorley Old Road). The meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 7:30pm and are open to the public to attend. Agendas for each meeting will be posted on this site as will the minutes of previous meetings.
The Parish Council hopes that the webiste will develop over time to include information on local community groups, local news, and other items of interest to the residents in the village (planning, licensing, what's on, road closures etc) and we would especially welcome people to get in touch who would like to contribute to the content on the website, so please get in touch through the Contact Us page.
Some areas we are keen to develop are:
- Local Clubs information so that new members can discover some preliminary information and discover how to get in touch
- Regular updates from sports clubs and groups
- Details of local event either in the village or surrounding area
If you have further ideas which you feel could be of interest to residents of Whittle do let us know.
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|Tue Oct 22, 2019 @ 6:30PM - 08:30PM 2nd Whittle Brownies|
2nd Whittle le Woods Brownies meet on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm until 8.00pm at the Scout Hut on Chorley Old Road in Whittle le Woods
Brownies is a part of Girlguiding UK, and is for girls aged from 7 to 9 years of age.
Brownies have incredible experiences together, make new friends, learn new skills and take on challenges.
So far this year we’ve had a sleepover, rock climbed and abseiled on pack holiday, completed our Hostess, Fire Safety and Unicorn Challenge badges, celebrated Harry Potter Night and Pancake Tuesday, been pottery painting at The Alabaster Jar, completed a sponsored walk, been trampolining and been to Frederick’s Ice Cream Parlour. Phew!
We have lots more exciting things planned, so if you'd like more information, contact us now to arrange a visit and see what a fantastic opportunity joining Girlguiding is.
We’re also looking for Leaders, so if you have a couple of hours free on a Tuesday evening, why not join us and help us give girls experiences and memories they’ll remember forever.
The Parish Council run a number of projects throughout the year. Funding for the projects can come from a number of sources, including grants and often rely on members of the community and the Parish Council volunteering their time work on the projects.
Examples of projects run by the Parish Council in the past include
- Millennium and Jubilee celebrations
- Carwood Lane Footpath Project
- Clearing the land at School Brow
If you have an idea for a project that would benefit the community please get in touch through the Contact Us link on the website.
The Parish Council rely on volunteers to run the projects, if you feel you have time to spare and would like to get involved in any existing projects please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!
Whittle-le-Woods Parish Council is made up of twelve residents of Whittle-le-Woods (three from the East Ward and nine from the West Ward).
They have been either elected or co-opted to represent Whittle residents and work together for the good of the community.
Every four years an election is held to select Parish Councillors, though if fewer than twelve people stand for election, the election will be said to be 'uncontested' and the election process will not need to take place. An uncontested election took place in May 2018.
As mentioned above, Parish Councillors can also be co-opted. This happens when a vacancy becomes free in between elections. Details of our currently serving Parish Councillors can be found here.
The Parish Council meets on the second Monday of each month, at the Village Community Hall on Union Street. Notices and agendas are posted before each meeting onto each of the village noticeboards, and on the website here. Any resident can attend the meetings and everyone is welcome.
Parish Councils, as the most grass-roots tier of local government are close to the communities they serve.
Many of the jobs and responsibilities of a Parish Council might not be immediately obvious to you:
- Provide informed comment on planning applications and issues to the Borough Council.
- Report issues of fly tipping, issues with overgrown hedges and trees, and report highways issues ranging from requests to repair pot holes to requests to unclog gullies and drains.
- Provide services such as litter bin emptying and grass cutting, but also the provision of such optional items as lamp post baskets.
- To create policies.
- To raise and spend money on behalf of the community
- To Budget & manage its finances in accordance with the Accounts & Audit regulations
- Ensure adequate insurance cover
- Manage Parish land, buildings & property
- To inform Parishioners of issues and projects - we do this via the website and the twice yearly newsletter.
- To be available to work in partnership with other organisations such as the Borough or County Council, police, voluntary bodies etc, on behalf of the community.
Each year, at the Annual Parish Meeting, a Chairman is appointed. The Chairman is the public face of the Parish Council, they sign minutes and other documents agreed at meetings, they can summarise debates and assist in the coming to decisions, and keep the meeting moving.
Each Parish Councillor contributes their time voluntarily and are valuable to the community. That said, no individual Parish Councillor (not even the Chairman) can make a decision on behalf of the Council.
Please note that the primary point of contact for Parish Council business is the Parish Clerk Lisa Pickering and her contact details can be found below. Parish Clerks provide essential administrative support to the Parish Council and also act as Responsible Financial Officer. Administration including dealing with correspondence, the production of minutes and agendas, the creation of monthly, yearly and audited accounts, production of the newsletter and the maintenance of the website are all responsibilities of the Clerk.
309 Brownedge Rd