The Town Council

The Town Council

Wigton Town Council consists of fifteen members, all local people living within three miles of the town’s boundary.  It employs a Town Clerk, an assistant Town Clerk  along with a  team of groundsmen. It is responsible for running and maintaining a number of functions, including; the Public Park, Barton Laws Playing Fields, three children’s play areas (situated on residential housing estates), fifty allotments and St. Mary’s Churchyard.  It is also responsible for Woodland at Speet Gill and the Millennium Walk, the amenity areas on the Water Street car park, bus shelters and public seats on various sites within the parish. The council operate and maintain the public toilets in the centre of town. It is also responsible, in partnership with the adjoining Woodside and Waverton Parishes, for the operation of Wigton cemetery.

The Full Town Council meets monthly and incorporates seven committees; Policy and Development, Festivals, Health and Safety, Finance, Planning, Emergency Planning and Footpaths, Parks and Allotments.

The Town Council also appoints representatives to 13 local groups and organisations.

Wigton Town Council meets at 7pm on the second Wednesday of each month except for  the month of August. Members of the public are welcome to attend. To find out more about the Council, contact the Clerk, on 016973 44106 or email wigtontown.council@btconnect.com.