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.
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.
The Council holds meetings throughout the year and has delegated authority to a number of committees:
Grants Committee – Terms of Reference
Festivals, Sponsorship and Events Committee – Terms of Reference
Planning Committee – Terms of Reference
Environment Committee – Terms of Reference
Personnel Committee – Terms of Reference
Parish or Town Meetings
A parish meeting may be convened by any six local government electors for the parish.
Not less than seven* clear days’** public notice is to be given of the meeting, the notice specifying the time, place and business to be transacted. The notice must be signed by the persons convening the meeting and will not be issued in the name of the clerk of the council.
Public notice must be given by posting the notice in some conspicuous place(s) in the parish and in such other manner (if any) considered desirable by the person(s) convening the meeting. Usual places are public notice boards, post offices, village stores, village halls, etc.
The press and public have the same rights of admission to a parish meeting as they have to a meeting of the parish council (Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960).
You are advised to contact the Council for further information and guidance if you are considering calling a Parish Meeting.
* If the business proposed relates to the establishment or dissolution of a parish council, or the grouping of the parish under a common parish council, fourteen clear days’ notice is required.
**clear days do not include the day of issue, the day of the meeting, public holidays or periods of national mourning.