The Town Council is responsible for the following assets:

  • The Corn Exchange; this a Grade II Listed building and the Town Council’s headquarters
  • The Guildhall; this is a Grade II* Listed building
  • The Pound
  • A Memorial Clock
  • The Square
  • The cemetery including a lytche gate and chapel
  • The cemetery field – currently used for allotments
  • Linden Lodge
  • The Gaskell Recreation Ground
  • two bus shelters
  • The Memorial Hall
  • 134 street lights and other street furniture

Tangible assets include civic regalia and some fine furniture, including a 17th century cabinet, and a herbarium containing a collection of 324 pressed and dried botanical specimens which belonged to the late Dr. William Penny