Morecambe is a coastal town situated in the North West of England. Close to cities such as Lancaster, Preston and Manchester to the south and the Lake District to the north, it sits comfortably between city life and the beautiful countryside. This seaside town is well known for its outstanding views across Morecambe Bay, potted shrimps and the birth place of one of the UK’s best loved comedians, Eric Morecambe.
Morecambe Town Council was formed in May 2009 following a successful local campaign. Further information can be found out about the creation of the Town Council, the history of the local area, Festivals and Events and much more on this website.
The Council has 26 elected members, each elected for a term of four years. For election purposes the town is divided into 11 wards. To view the Ward Boundary Map click here
Town councillors are elected every four years at the same time as district councillors. They represent local people, helping to provide local amenities and facilities and are consulted regularly by county and district councils. They have an active interest and concern for their local community and are not paid. Like their counterparts on district and county councils they have to abide by the Local Code of Conduct and openly make their declarations of interest.
The Chairman of the Council is elected annually in May. A committee system is operated. Each committee has specific functions, meets regularly and submits reports and recommendations to the Full Council. Details of committees and their meetings can be obtained from this website.