Decision details

Clitheroe Town Wells

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Chief Executive submitted a report reminding members that a petition had been received at Full Council on 12 October 2021 on behalf of the Clitheroe Town Wells group where it had been requested that three steps be taken, namely


1.    To refer the petition to Community Services committee at the next available opportunity;


2.    Consider two possible legal bases for making valid the ownership of the Heald and St Mary’s wells; and


3.    Consider the economic, community, heritage and tourism benefits of adopting the three wells.


The Head of Legal and Democratic Services informed committee that Council had resolved to refer the petition to this meeting of Community Services committee for further consideration as requested.


However, the Council had since been contacted by representatives of the Wells group who had confirmed that they had compiled further significant historical information that they would wish to be considered before any decision was made. They had therefore requested that the matter be deferred to the Community Services committee in March 2022 to allow sufficient time for consideration and legal advice sought upon any implications the additional information might have in terms of ownership of the wells.




Defer consideration of the petition presented by Clitheroe Town Wells Group to Full Council on 12 October 2021 until the next meeting of the Community Services committee.


Publication date: 13/01/2022

Date of decision: 11/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2022 - Community Services

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