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Welcome to the website of the
Handforth Town Council

Handforth Crest

Handforth is a fast-growing community connecting Cheshire to Greater Manchester, with a major retail centre and luxury car outlets, and easy access to Manchester Airport.

The aim of this website is to provide you with information about how the Council operates, detailing decisions it has made in the past and what it hopes to achieve in the future. 

The Council was formed in May 2011 and consists of seven councillors representing three wards.  Meetings are held in public and time is always set aside for public participation on agenda items.

In addition the Council holds committee meetings dealing with specific areas, Finance, Employment and Planning & Environment.  As the work load in these areas varies throughout the year, meetings are held as and when required, with planning meetings being the ones held most frequently.  

The timings, agendas and minutes for all meetings are displayed further down on this page together with all the principal activities of the council and details of its members.




There will be an election to fill this vacancy.

Nomination Papers must be hand delivered to the Returning Office not later than
4pm on Friday 26th November 2021

The official notice of the election can be found in the documents section of our archive.


Cheshire East Council Launches Consultation on Community Governance

As part of these proposals, it has been recommended to merge the parishes of Handforth with Wilmslow and Chorley.
The town and parish councils in each of these respective parishes have all voted to oppose any merger as it is felt that local community identity will be lost through this proposal as well as risking a democratically weaker voice for all the residents in one enlarged Wilmslow Council.

We ask you to read the supporting document to fully understand the ramifications of the merger.

We hope that you feel as strongly opposed to this proposed merger as we do and we ask if you could respond to Cheshire East’s proposals via the following survey link:

Thank you – Handforth Town Council

Handforth Parish Council becomes Handforth Town Council - Why?

Handforth Town Council Chairman's Statement

Meriton Road Park - Landscape Masterplan

Please click anywhere on the image to open the full size pdf file.

Handforth Town Council Memiton Road Park Layout Graphic

We have developed a masterplan for Meriton Road Park in Handforth and we would like to know your thoughts.

If you are interested in how the park evolves over the next few years take a few minutes to look at the plan and email your comments or ideas to us at

For more information please visit the Cheshire East website

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