About the Parish Council


Halton with Aughton Parish Council, along with all other Parish Councils in England & Wales, forms the first tier of Local Government; the closest level of Government to the local community.

The Parish Council is made up of a group of ordinary people, elected from the parish, who care about Halton with Aughton. We give some of our time and effort because we want be part of maintaining and improving the quality of life within the Parish. As part of this work we periodically prepare and publish a Parish Plan that outlines our vision for the medium term future of the area. The most up to date Parish Plan 2013, is available to view on this website. We also provide certain services and facilities including; managing the Allotments, providing and maintaining Play Areas around the Parish and general maintenance e.g. grass cutting, bus shelters, Castle Hill and the Sports Field at The Centre. The Parish Council is consulted on matters which affect the people and environment within the boundaries of the Parish, including Planning applications . It sets an annual Precept which is un-capped and distributed by Central Government, through Lancaster City Council, from the Council Tax.

Members of the public are welcome and are invited to attend Parish Council meetings; where there is an opportunity, if you wish to make comments.

Meetings are held at 7-15pm on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at The Centre @ Halton. Dates are put on the calendar.

Agenda items should be sent to the Parish Clerk, 7 days before the meeting. You can download documents relating to the work of the Parish Council here:

Parish Clerk Sarah Wadeson parish-clerk@hotmail.co.uk 01524 812647

Parish Councillors, City Councillor, County Councillor and Member of Parliament details:

Name Email Telephone
Cllr Brian Jefferson piperswood@toucansurf.com 01524 811837
Cllr Carol Slinger carolslinger@hotmail.co.uk 01524 811027
Cllr Mike Jackson michaeljackson-halton@outlook.com 07737470661
Cllr R Hepwood chepwood@aol.com 01524811700
Cllr Tim Sarney timsarney@fastmail.fm 01524 812114

Lancaster City Councillor

Cllr Paul Woodruff woodie-crookolune@fsmail.net 01524811770

Lancashire County Councillor

Would you like to become a Parish Councillor?

  • Do you care about Parish life and affairs?
  • Do you see things happening in the Parish that you think could be done differently?
  • Why not join us?

If you are interested in making a difference to Halton with Aughton, contact:

The Parish Clerk Sarah Wadeson email: parish-clerk@hotmail.co.uk Tel 01524 812647 or any of the Councillors who will be happy to provide more information, or come along to the next meeting.

To become a Parish Councillor a person must meet one of the following criteria:

  1. be a registered local government elector for the parish; or
  2. their principal or only place of work in the twelve months preceding the day on which the person is nominated as a candidate have been in the parish; or
  3. have during the whole of twelve months preceding the day of nomination occupied as owner or tenant land or other premises in the Parish; or
  4. have during the whole of twelve months preceding the day of nomination resided in the Parish or within 3 miles of the Parish boundary.