The Parish Council

The civil Parish is the smallest unit of local government. What can Parish Councils do?

Parliament has given various powers to Parish Councils. A key role is to represent the interests of their local community, e.g. by commenting on planning applications and to lobby other authorities on matters affecting their parish. They also have powers relating to:

the provision of recreational facilities, community centres and public buildings, crime prevention, community transport, public toilets, tourism, allotments, footpaths, village greens and war memorials, street lighting, certain aspects of highway maintenance, litter, open spaces, traffic calming etc. Powers were recently increased. They also act to represent residents of the parish on issues such as problems with highways and bins, and with local businesses.
For a full detailed list follow this link. http://www.communities.gov.uk

The Parish Councillors for Ince Blundell are:

Mr Kevin Sharpe, (Chair) Mr Bob McCann, Mrs Margaret Jones, Mrs Vicki Jones and

Mr Robert Waugh

The Clerk to the Parish Council is Mrs Colette Birch

This year the Parish Council has continued to work hard to ensure that the interests of the local community are heard within the borough of Sefton. The council has continued to monitor planning developments which may affect residents and our Village such as the proposed Windfarm across the Alt which we successfully opposed, the ongoing Weld Blundell garage development and Weekend Helicopter flights adjacent to the Red Squirrel which we continue to monitor and oppose on the grounds of noise pollution and safety concerns.

The Parish Council continues to work with the Village Hall Committee in arranging and supporting events at the hall such as the Christmas tree light switch on, Quiz nights and Fund raising Fetes.

The Council has replaced the bin in Carr House Lane, had trees trimmed on the green, worked with the Village Hall to maintain the gardens around the hall,liaised with landowners and Sefton Council to resolve the flooding of the footpath at the end of Carr House Lane and maintained the War Memorial.

The Parish Council continues to support residents concerns and to work with Landowners and Resident’s associations when issues are brought to its attention.

All correspondence for the Parish Council should be brought through the Clerk Mrs Colette Birch 19 Carr House Lane tel : 0151 929 2711 or

Email address inceblundellclerk@yahoo.com