Mark Perks

County Councillor Mark Perks represents the Clayton with Whittle Division. Click on the link for Mark's contact details.

Mark is also the Borough Councillor for Chorley's Astley and Buckshaw Ward on Chorley Council, and this May has decided to step down after 17 years.

Councillor Mark Perks, Chorley's Mayor 2017/18

“After 17 years proudly serving you all as your Chorley councillor, I have decided to stand down to give more time to family and myself. I want however to say a thank you to many of you I have got to know so well and many who have become friends.


Back in 2002 there was only Astley Village, but many experiences helping residents of that community certainly helped me in the variety of repeated issues when Buckshaw Village was being built. Over the years being a youth worker for the Astley youth club certainly formed my ideas and thoughts when founding Buckshaw Youth in 2009, when no one else showed any interest in the needs of the village teenagers, over the 6 years I was involved I take great pride of the fact I helped 60 teenagers gain accreditations.


In 2004 when families with young children in Astley came to me with a need for school holiday provision and some sort of sporting club, I founded Astley Village Juniors. Now that football club has become Astley & Buckshaw Junior Football Club with over 15 teams, run by parents and for 14 years I ran various forms of holiday schemes. I have been delighted over 20,000 children have benefited from safe fun activities.


Over the years applying for funding and seeing the Westway Ponds & Community Nature into fruition was so rewarding. There are too many campaigns to mention by name but keeping telecom masts out of Astley Village, the tidying up of Euxton Lane and the building of Trinity Primary school were some notable ones.


Serving on numerous bodies and organisations often took a lot of personal time but none was more rewarding than the many years serving as a governor on Parklands High School.


Four years ago, when I last stood over 1,500 of you voted for me and this coming so quickly after my serious illness was a massive boost to which I will be always grateful for. I wish residents of both communities every success for the future.


Finally, being Mayor of Chorley was the ultimate honour and helping raise £20k for my chosen charities was the icing on the cake. 


I wish every success to Peter Malpas who is standing as my replacement and has the experience of being a councillor.


Thank you once again for the memories.”


Lancashire County Council's position regarding school absence and fines

Lancashire County Council has issued this statement to correct both in misleading articles and social media messages.

Lancashire County Council would like to clarify the situation regarding fines issued because of absence from school, following incorrect recent media coverage.

Chorley boundary review launched to balance ward sizes

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England will today launch a Ward boundary review across the Chorley Borough Council area to address inequalities in the number of electors per councillor.

WATCH: Labour telling fibs on free school meals

Today, Parliament will vote on measures to introduce a new eligibility criteria for free school meals and the early years pupil premium, which will mean around 50,000 more children will benefit from a free school meal by 2022.

Bid to stop fast food plan for Buckshaw Village

Campaigner Aidy Riggott, who's standing for election in this May's local election, spoke at tonights Chorley Council development control committee with a view to stop the application.

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Keith Iddon

County Councillor Keith Iddon represents the Chorley Rural West Division now covering our Charnock Richard and Heskin in addition to Eccleston and Mawdesley and Lostock Wards which are in the South Ribble Association area.  Click on the link for Keith's contact details.


Aidy Riggott

County Councillor Aidy Riggott represents the Euxton, Astley and Buckshaw Division.

Here is his County Council contact page 

Andrew Snowden

County Councillor Andrew Snowden represents the Hoghton with Wheelton Division.

Here is his link for his contact details.  He's also on Facebook


Andrew Snowden

County Councillor Andrew Snowden represents the Hoghton with Wheelton Division.

Here is his link for his contact details.  He's also on Facebook