Manley Parish Council Meetings

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 7.30pm at Manley Village Hall

Members of the public are very welcome to attend parish council meetings and to make comments. Anyone wishing to attend should first email the Parish Clerk at with your topic so that it can be added to the agenda.

Our previous parish council meeting was on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 at 7.30pm at Manley Village Hall. Draft minutes are available here

Welcome to the Manley Parish Website

Welcome to the Manley Parish Website, your one-stop website for all the latest information for the Parish of Manley, including details about Parish Council Meetings and Important Documents.

If you have any questions for the parish council please visit the contact page

You will also find any important information below

Parish Council Vacancy

We have a vacancy for a Parish Councillor so if you want to work with us to serve the community, please see the notice in the link below or contact our Parish Clerk, Gaynor Hawthornthwaite, ( for details.

Find out more about the vacancy here

Manley News

Please click here to see the latest version of Manley News

Application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area

Delamere and Oakmere Parish Council have decided to pursue a neighbourhood development plan, so as to influence future development in the community. This is partly in light of the development that has come into Delamere Forest, but also considering other developments in the parish such as on the Marley Tiles site. A steering group has now been built, with John Edwards elected as Chair, and residents should hear from us when we're consulting with neighbouring parishes. It should be noted however that in the first meeting for the steering group, it was quite sensibly raised that having one part of Delamere Forest with a level of protection from a neighbourhood development plan and leaving other parts unprotected seemed less than sensible. It has therefore been agreed with Manley Parish Council and Norley Parish Council that our plan will include some parts of our neighbours' parishes.

If you have any questions about the plan, or would like to comment on any particular planning issues of note in this neighbourhood area, please contact John Edwards on

An application has since been received to designate a neighbourhood area for Delamere and Oakmere, including part of Manley parish, for the purposes of producing a Neighbourhood Plan for that area. A 6 week consultation will run from 9am on Thursday 30 January until Thursday 12 March 2020 at 5pm.  Click here for the map of the area

Formal comments can be submitted by email to or write to the Planning Policy team at 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE. Please quote reference number NP043 in your reply.

Please note that this is not a consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan itself, but merely the identification of the area for which the Parish Council wishes to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.

The application documents are available to view on at:

It's Your Parish!

The Parish Council are looking for suggestions from the community for worthwhile projects to support.  If you have any suggestions, please email

Also please visit the Parish Plan page for more background on what's been thought of already.

Stay and Play Group

Manley Stay and Play baby and toddler group has recently been set up in the Village Hall by a small team of volunteers and is open every Wednesday morning from 9.30 to 11.30am. Manley Parish Council is supporting the group with a £200 donation for toys and equipment.

Every week they have craft activities, toys, story time and refreshments all for £2 per family.  Babies, toddlers, mums, dads, grandparents, childminders, and expectant mums are all welcome.

Annual Accounts - Notice of Public Rights

In accordance with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, the accounts are available for inspection, as detailed in the following notification:

Notice of Public Rights.

Your rights regarding inspection of the accounts are detailed here: Exercise of Public Rights

Summaries and relevant documentation are also available in the Financial Information page.

Have Your Say

Comments, questions, feedback, issues? If you would like to raise anything for the Parish Council to consider, please contact one of the Parish Councillors or use the contact form.