Access to Council Documents

Lathom South Parish Council has a very open policy on council documents and we have included many of them in this website below. We have also adopted the model scheme titled Freedom of Information Act 2000 produced in accordance with section 20 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will publish information in accordance with that scheme. The Act gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information, sets out exemptions from that right and places a number of obligations on local authorities. The information contained in each class may be available in a variety of formats on request from the clerk of the council using the "contact us" link on the left. Reasonable charges may be raised for the provision of copies of the documents/information listed in each of the classes. For full details of the scheme click here.

It is a legal requirement that all councillors register their financial interests and make the record available to the public. In accordance with this requirement your councillors interests can be viewed here 

Latest Agenda click here   

Meetings normally start at 7.30pm at ASDA depot on XL Business Park Stathom Road Skelmersdale WN8 8EF. Entrance is easiest approached from the Hollands roundabout on Spa Lane and is on the left hand side. If the entrance is locked ring the buzzer and tell them you are there for the meeting. They normally provide refreshments. All agendas for meetings are put on the notice boards prior to the meeting. In addition there is an Annual General Meeting once a year in May followed immediately by an Annual Parish meeting.  

To see the agenda of the next or last AGM click here

To see the agenda of the Annual Parish meeting click here

To see the minutes of full parish council meetings in the last 6 months click below


           26/07/2017              13/09/2017       11/10/2017


             08/11/2017             13/12/2017       10/01/2018

To help you understand planning decisions made by your Parish Council click here

To see the original petition to form a Parish Council click here


The parish council work is funded by yourselves through the parish precept of your council tax. This years precept remained the same as last year at £9000.  Please note that WLBC do not pay the precept in a lump sum “upfront”. We are paid in 2 instalments, April and October so we have to watch our cash flow carefully but we have slowly managed to build up a reserve.

Actual expenditure and income etc for 2015-16 can be seen here 

Latest budget can be seen here.

Asset register can be seen here

Risk Management Policy can be seen  here

Risk Management Register can be seen  here

Annual Governance Statements can be seen here pg 2   pg3   pg4

Financial Regulations can be seen here