Welcome to Broughton Parish Council
The civil parish of Broughton lies just 4-miles north of Preston in Lancashire.
Broughton is a village steeped in history, with a warm and close-knit community. Whether you're a resident or visitor to our parish, we hope you will find the information on this site interesting and helpful.
Our Parish Council works to represent the interests of the local community, on all kinds of issues, from planning matters to crime prevention, managing open spaces and campaigning for better services and facilities.
The Parish Council operates as the first tier of local government and comprises 7 Councillors who are elected or co—opted to act on your behalf. As a corporate body, we are responsible for a budget which is used to provide grants to local organisations, fund projects to improve the infrastructure of the community and to support the parish’s heritage.
The Council meets at Toll Bar Cottage, Broughton every six weeks – details of meetings are published on this site, as well as on the notice board in the village. Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings and have the opportunity to speak and inform councillors of their views. Broughton Parish Council’s aim is to always be accessible to the public, and we want to represent all views of the residents of Broughton Parish.
In addition, our other responsibilities include:
- Representing the interests of Broughton Parish with decision-making bodies, such as Preston Borough Council and Lancashire County Council including being a statutory consultee for planning permissions in the Parish.
- Managing the money raised (as precept) from your Council Tax bills.
- Seeking other funding and allocating grants and awards to local voluntary and charitable organisations for projects benefiting the community.
- Maintaining public areas, the village and surrounding area in the parish.
- Raising queries with relevant authorities on behalf of residents: Preston Borough Council, Lancashire County Council, Police, Environment Agency and United Utilities.
Please contact us with any comments or suggestions on how we can improve this service, and of course any local news or items of interest relevant to the Broughton area that we may share