About Us

The council is democratically elected to serve the local area of Thurnham, Glasson Dock and Stodday.  Your Council members were all elected to serve for four years at the last elections in May 2015.

The council exists to protect the interests of our local community and can provide local services either directly or in support of Lancaster City Council and/or Lancashire County Council

The council has a statutory right to comment on all planning applications within our boundaries, however, the decision rests with the principle planning authority, Lancaster City Council.  Planning applications are considered at council meetings.  Paper copies of planning applications are not available but they can be viewed on-line here by simply entering the application number or searching the address. You can also view planning decisions, comment on applications made and submit an application of your own!.

The council plans to employ a lengthsman to provide grounds maintenance, hedge trimming and a range of other services that will help to maintain and improve the local area.  The lengthsman’s activities will be directed and monitored by the Clerk on the council’s behalf and reported to council members at each meeting.

The Parish Council works on your behalf.  Why not come along to a Parish Council Meeting on the first Monday of every month (second Monday if there’s a bank holiday).  We do not have a meeting in August.  All meetings are held at Glasson Dock Village Hall commencing at 7:30pm.  If you have anything to raise with the Parish Council this can be done at the start of the meeting.

We hope to see you there!