The Town Council is responsible for the following assets:

The Corn Exchange; a Grade II Listed building and the Town Council’s headquarters

The Guildhall; a Grade II* Listed building

The Pound

A Memorial Clock in the Square

The cemetery, including a lytche gate and chapel, and a cemetery feel currently used for allotments










The Memorial Hall, the town’s museum

Other assets include;

  • 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