The Role of Broughton Parish Council

There are 3 tiers of Local Government - County Council, Borough Council and Parish Council. Councils are made up of individual Councillors, who are elected to serve the needs of their locality. Parish Councils represents the first tier of Local Government - the tier closest to local residents.

Local Authorities - Who Does What? County Councils

Broughton Parish Council comes under Lancashire County Council who has responsibility for:

  • Children, education, and families
  • Health and social care
  • Transport and travel
  • Roads, potholes, repairs, and gritting
  • Recycling centres
  • Fire and public safety
  • Flooding
  • Libraries and archives
  • Trading standards
  • Births, marriages, and deaths

For information on County Council services:

Phone: 0300 123 6701
Email: [email protected]

Borough Councils

Preston City Council was previously known as a Borough Council but was renamed when Preston received city status in 2002. Preston City Council is deemed the second tier in Local Government.

Broughton Parish Council comes under Preston City Council and they have responsibility for:

  • Collection of council tax
  • Bins, litter, and recycling collection
  • Housing
  • Planning applications
  • Environmental health including noise and dog nuisances
  • Leisure centres and play areas
  • Parks and allotments

For more information on District Council Services:

Phone: 01772 906902
Online contact form:

Parish Councils

Parish Councils are set up and controlled by law and can only act if there is a legal power to do so. Parish Councils are often consulted on County and District issues such as planning applications, road improvements and changes to public transport. Parish Councils can provide vital local knowledge and act as the voice of the electorate.

Parish Councils are being encouraged to deliver more services and can also support local community groups and provide community activities. They also ensure that the principle authorities are aware of local concerns such as problems with potholes, highway visibility, litter and dog fouling.

Broughton Parish Council

Broughton In Amounderness Parish Council employs a part-time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO) who is responsible for all the administrative work associated with the day to day running of the Parish Council.

There are seven local people who serve as Councillors on the Parish Council and give their time voluntarily. Elections to serve as a Parish Councillor are held every four years, unless there is a resignation when a casual vacancy will be advertised on the website and on the Parish Council notice boards which are situated at;

  1. Toll Bar Cottage (Garstang Road) - View on Google Map
  2. Woodplumpton Lane - View on Google Map
  3. Eastway (Story Homes) - View on Google Map

Meetings are held every six weeks and are usually held at The Toll Bar Cottage, 476 Garstang Road, Broughton, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 5JB. All meetings are open to the public and there is a period of time put aside at each meeting for a period of public discussion where members of the public are able to express their views or ask questions.

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