What do we do?
The Town Council duties include:
- To support and encourage community initiatives.
- To enhance the environment and community facilities.
- To support the economic vibrancy of the town
- Review and comment on planning applications within the Parish
- Liaise with relevant authorities regarding infrastructure /policing/community issues to represent your views and get the best advantage for the local area
- Engage with all interested parties regarding current and future shape of life in the local area
- The Town Council runs the public toilets at the Carrs Park and will soon opperate the allotment sites at Land Lane and Cliff Road
Who are we?
The Town has Councillors elected by the residents every four years. For more information on your Councillors’ click here
When we meet
For more details on the dates, times and venue of Council meetings, please click here.
Wilmslow Town Council was formed in May 2011 as the lowest tier of local government for the town.
Operating within the borough of Cheshire East Council, which retains the statutory responsibilities of a principle authority, Wilmslow Town Council works within the legal framework set out for Town and Parish Councils to enhance and supplement services and to recognise and promote local initiatives.
Wilmslow Town Council is funded via a precept collected with the Council Tax with Cheshire East Council passing this funding down to the Town Council. In 2017.18 this precept was £27.45 for a band D property in Wilmslow.
Cheshire East Council, in addition, receives central Government funding to help support the statutory services that they provide (this is the funding that has been reduced in recent years)
The primary roles for the Town Council are to enhance and supplement services provided by the primary authority, to provide services and facilities that Cheshire East Council would not otherwise provide but which Wilmslow residents value, and to support and promote local initiatives and community groups. The Town Council also has a significant role in voicing the views and concerns of residents.
The Town is split into four Wards with each being represented by multiple Councillors. In total the Town Council has 15 Councillors all of whom work on a purely voluntary basis.
The Town Council would be happy to hear from you should you have any thoughts, ideas, concerns or observations. To contact the Town Council you can either visit our contacts page or alternatively speak to one of your Councillors direct (click here to identify your Councillors).
If your query is about Parking Enforcement, Highway Repairs, Council Tax bills, Refuse Collection, Planning or Adult/Children's Services then you would be best suited, in the first instance, to communicate direct with the Primary Authority, Cheshire East Council, click here for details. Wilmslow Town Council however would be happy to try to assist in these matters if you continue to experience difficulties or you feel the need of our support.