Parish Council

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The Parish Council is the first tier of local government. We represent the views of local people on community issues. We aim to help provide good public services to the people of Newburgh. We take actions to promote the quality of village life.

Parish Councillor Vacancy
We still have a vacancy on the Parish Council and are interested in hearing from any residents who would like to apply.  If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk or any of the Parish Councillors.

Who are we?

There are eight councillors from the community. Councillors stand for election every four years. We are supported by a Parish Clerk.

Current members are :

Jacky Citarella,Chair,,

Rebecca Richardson,Vice-Chair


Sandra Jones, Parish Clerk
Retired Social Worker
Retired Further Education Manager,

Formerly Deputy Finance Manager, Knowsley Borough Council
5 New Acres, Newburgh
Tel 01257 463621
Duttons Barn, Back Lane,
Tel 01257 463942
10 Priory Close, Burscough
Tel 01704 892520
Chris Moore,
Jean O'Keefe
Retired Corporate Affairs Manager
Pilkington plc
Retired Secondary School Teacher


Church View, Back Lane,
Tel 01257 463471

Quarry View, Course Lane,
Tel 01257 463630

Maureen Turner,
Best Kept Garden Competition

Phil Atty

Hazel Flight


Retired Clerical Assistant
Business Consultant, Alan Howard Ltd
Programme Lead/Senior Lecturer
       Edge Hill University
26 Course Lane,
Tel 01257 462970


The New Orchard,Back LaneNewburgh
Tel 01257 463469


17 Tabby's Nook, WN8 7LN Newburgh

          Tel  01257 463239


What do we do?

  • We monitor the appearance and cleanliness of the village and take action to maintain standards
  • We provide and maintain the children’s play area, bus shelters, seats and notice boards
  • We communicate with residents about local issues, giving information and asking for views. All residents and businesses get our regular Newburgh News.
  • We make representations to Councils, Police and other public bodies on residents’ concerns and ideas
  • We liaise with Borough and County Councils to make sure we get good service on street cleaning, footpath and grounds maintenance and highways.
  • We offer comments on planning applications to the Borough Council and publish their decisions
  • We work with other village organisations such as Newburgh Fair, Christ Church and young people's organisations to support and publicise their activities
  • We initiate projects that benefit residents, such as the 700th anniversary celebrations
  • We publish guides and booklets for the benefit of the community and its visitors
  • The Parish Council has adopted a Values and Vision Statement following consultation with residents.  An associated Action Plan is prepared each year. Copies of these documents are available from the Parish Clerk.

How are we funded?

Budget/Grant figures for 2017/18
Our new total budget is £13,988
The amount of the Council Tax Support Grant is £364
The resulting figure classed as the precept by West Lancashire Borough Council is £13,664
The amount of the Concurrent Grant we receive from West Lancashire Borough Council is £1,034

How is the money spent?

The Council depends on the support of its Parish Clerk to operate efficiently and a salary is paid. Councillors are not paid but can claim for travelling expenses.

Other expenses are administration costs (such as IT, auditing); village maintenance (cleaning, street furniture repairs etc); communication including Newburgh News; and a small number of donations.

How are we organised?

The Council meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday (except August) at 7.30pm in Newburgh School Hall and holds an annual parish meeting in May. An agenda and minutes are published. The Council appoints a chairman and vice-chairman. A committee is responsible for finance including the annual budget and a working group reviews planning applications.

In 2000 the Council published the Village Appraisal Report 1999-2000 offering a snapshot of the village and residents’ views on local matters. This was followed by Future Newburgh: The Village Plan 2003, building on the Appraisal and setting out objectives for the built environment, natural environment, pedestrian safety, young people and businesses. In 2009 the Parish Council adopted a Values and Vision Statement and an Action Plan following consultation with residents. Copies of these documents are available from the Parish Clerk.

Roll of Honour
In 2014 Newburgh Parish Council commissioned a Roll of Honour to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1914 – 1918 World War. The Roll was prepared by military historian Richard Houghton who is Honorary Secretary of the Lathom and Burscough Military Heritage Society. Click here for more details.


United Utilities: In case of complaints about odour from the waste water plant contact Key Customer Unit Tel 0845 746 2200 (manned 24 hours) or go to https:/

Round O Quarry liaison: The quarry is now being filled with inert waste. For information on quarry operations and complaints click here or contact the Parish Clerk.

Tree Warden:  For advice on village trees and bushes in public spaces please contact Sandy Beswick Tel 01257 462314

Contact us

To raise any issues please contact the Parish Clerk, Sandra Jones. Tel 01704 892520; email or click on contact us