Burscough Town Council

About your Council

Town and Parish Councils are a part of local government, dealing with the most local issues. Burscough Town Council provides a range of local amenities and improvements that help to make the village look attractive and a pleasant place to be. This includes provision and maintenance of bus shelters, seats and litters bins, summer bedding and hanging baskets, play equipment, Christmas decorations and more. The Town Council provides grants to local voluntary sector organisations, and works in partnership with Borough and County Councils, and with local organisations to create a better quality of life for local people. We work hard too, lobbying statutory agencies, to make sure Burscough gets a fair deal. The Town Council is funded by West Lancashire Borough Council, primarily through the Parish Precept and Community Infrastructure Levy – see the Finance page for more details on this.

Town and Parish Councils are democratic and are run by and for the community they serve: Any member of the public can attend its meetings and there is an opportunity at each meeting for residents to comment. Town Councillors are elected every four years and give their time freely. If you are interested in the work of the Town Council, there are opportunities for members of the public to get involved not just as councillors, but as volunteers in working groups and committees, where special skills, and extra pairs of hands are most welcome.

Confirmation of Exercise Of Public Rights

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return is required to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.  The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed external auditor.

An Internal Audit has been completed by Mr Ian Wright Accountant –  CVS Audit, Burlington House, Waterloo, Liverpool.

The External Audit will be undertaken by PKF Littlejohn, 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London E14 4HD.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2024, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to: Jackie Maguire, Town Clerk, Burscough Town Council, Interchange Building, Station Approach, Burscough L40 0RZ, email Jackie.maguire@burscoughtc.org.uk or phone 01704 894914 to arrange an appointment.

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of the Annual Governance and Accountability Return


You will be able to view the documents from Monday 24th June 2024 to Friday 2nd August 2024 by appointment only. Attached is the Notice of Public Rights for further information.

Yours faithfully

Jackie Maguire

Town Clerk

Community Infrastructure Levy Reports

Each year, Burscough Town Council reports to West Lancashire Borough Council (WLBC) how it has managed the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) monies it has received from WLBC. The most recent yearly CIL reports are published on the WLBC website and are shown below:

Burscough CIL 2021 – 2022





Financial Regulations

The document shown below is a copy of the current regulations which govern all the financial activities and aspects of Burscough Town Council.

Burscough Town Council

AGAR Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2023/4


Community Infrastructure Levy annual report

The Community Infrastructure Levy (the ‘levy’) is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on new development in their area. It is an important tool for local authorities to use to help them deliver the infrastructure needed to support development in their area.

CIL report 20 – 21 xlsx