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Agden is a civil parish in the Borough of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is near High Legh, and about 15 miles (24 km) south-west from Manchester City Centre. It is the site of Agden Hall. According to the 2001 census, the population of the civil parish was 142. Because the population is so small, it does not have a parish council, instead, relying on a parish meeting.

Agden Parish Meeting parish meeting has no legal powers listed in the next section of this article but it acts as an annual democratic point of communication. 

Agden Parish meeting proivides a forum for discussion on:

  • Allotments
  • Burial Grounds, Cemeteries, Churchyards and Crematoria
  • Bus Shelters
  • Bye-laws – the power to make bye-laws concerning: baths and washhouses (swimming pools), cycle parks, mortuaries and pleasure grounds
  • Clocks – public clocks; including their provision and maintenance
  • Community Centres, Conference Centres, Halls, Public Buildings
  • Drainage – of ditches and ponds
  • Entertainment and the Arts
  • Footpaths
  • General Spending – parish councils can spend a limited amount of money on anything they deem of benefit to the community that is not covered by the other specific responsibilities described in this list
  • Gifts – parish councils may accept gifts on behalf of the local community
  • Highways – lighting, parking places, right to enter into discussions about new roads and road widening, consent of parish council required for diversion or discontinuation of highway, traffic signs and other notices, tree planting and verge maintenance
  • Land – acquisition and sale of
  • Legal proceedings – power to prosecute and defend any legal proceedings in the interests of the community, power to take part in any public enquiry
  • Litter and Littering – provision of litter-bins and support for any anti-litter campaigns
  • Planning – parish councils may be notified of any planning applications for the area
  • Postal and Telecommunication Facilities – power to pay a public telecommunications operator any loss sustained in providing services in that area
  • Public Toilets – provision and maintenance of public toilets
  • Recreation – provision of recreation grounds, public walkways, pleasure grounds, open spaces, village greens, gymnasiums, playing fields, holiday camps and boating ponds
  • Rights of Way – footpath and bridleway maintenance
  • Seating – public seating for example; picnic benches
  • Signs – danger signs, place names and bus stops signs
  • Tourism – financial contributions to any local tourist organisations allowed
  • Traffic Calming
  • War Memorials
  • Water Supply – power to utilise stream, well or spring water and to provide facilities for general use


The Parish Meeting for 2021 was held on the 28th June 2021 at Agden Brook Farm. 7.30pm. 

For more information on future Parish Meetings, please contact the Chairman or Clerk- agdenparish@gmail.com

 

 

Welcome to Agden Parish Meeting Welcome to Agden Parish Meeting

Agden Parish