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, Burscough Town Council is obligated to publish its Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The notice below confirms the period for exercising public rights to view the AGAR for the financial year ending 31/03/2020.

Public Right 2022 2023

This is published under The Local Audit and Accountability Act Sections 26 and 27: The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234).

The AGAR for the financial year ending 31/03/2020 is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the National Audit Office’s Code of Audit Practice 2015. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team), 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HD. Contact email: sba@pkf-littlejohn.com

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





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