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The first tier of local government for Gawsworth

Gawsworth Parish Council was established in 1894, with the first meeting taking place on 14th December in the Parish Schoolroom. Since then, the Council has represented the views of Gawsworth residents at the most local tier of government.


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A Little Bit about us

Gawsworth Parish Council owns and runs Gawsworth Park and Nancy’s Wood – two fantastic areas for community fun and recreation. We also own the Pleasance and Memorial Green and are responsible for the parish pump, war memorial and ancient stone cross!

The Parish Council owns the Village Hall and car park, but this is managed on our behalf by the Village Hall Management Committee. The council also owns three street lights – at the cross roads, Hillcrest Road and Penningtons Lane.

The Parish Council considers all planning applications in Gawsworth and submits comments to Cheshire East Council which makes the decision.

The Council manages a contract to undertake maintenance across the parish including maintaining the park, emptying bins and carrying out repairs to benches, fences and the bus shelter.

Gawsworth Parish Council is proactive and responds to concerns and queries brought to its attention by the public and is engages with Cheshire East Council and the National Trust on a range of different issues.

Adam Keppel-Green FSLCC


Squirrel Brook, 68 Manor Park South
Knutsford, WA16 8AN


07584 057228

Annual Report

We publish an annual report each April, as a rundown of what the Parish Council has done over the past year.

Strategic Plan

In 2023 we adopted a new strategic plan, covering the current council term.

This plan looks forward to 2027:

In 2027, Gawsworth will be a tidier and better cared for parish than in 2022. The natural environment will have been enhanced as part of a community wide initiative to be a more environmentally aware parish and the built heritage of the parish will have been better understood and conserved by the community.

Gawsworth will be a healthy and resilient community with access to the affordable housing it needs. Active travel networks will have been improved and people will feel safer using roads and footpaths to travel and there will have been a focus on improving accessibility across the parish.

The Neighbourhood Plan will continue to be effective in ensuring appropriate development and there will be a welcoming rural feel across the entire parish. Any new residents from the LPS15 development will feel part of Gawsworth community.

The parish will have a strong civil society with an actively engaged community. There will be evidence strong partnership working across the various organisations operating in the parish.

Parish Council Finance

The Parish Council receives the its income through the precept; an annual sum of money collected with the Council Tax by Cheshire East Council. The precept, set by the Parish Council each January, for 2023/24 is £29,190 which amounts to a Band D rate of £35.35.