Following the reorganisation of the District Council in 1974, Leek Town Council was created to represent the town’s interests regionally and nationally.
Town Council responsibilities include the maintenance of seven allotment sites, the war memorials, Ball Haye Green recreation ground, the Christmas lights, summer flower displays, street furniture and various town centre events.
The Council acts in an advisory role on Planning Applications and the on-going development
of the Leek Neighbourhood Plan. Working groups cover the more transient issues, such as the Climate Change Emergency; and the communities’ interest in the future of Moorlands Hospital.
Formal committees are in place to manage and report on publicly owned property, such as
the Allotments and the Friends of the Nicholson Memorial.
The Events committee takes responsibility for organising the Party in the Park and the Christmas Lights switch on. They also work with various special interest community groups supporting art and music festivals. Groups such as the Foxlowe Arts Centre and the Totally Locally Market team, who help to attract visitors to Leek.
A number of annual events are also arranged through the Twinning Agreement with Este in Italy. This Community Group is supported by the Town Council to encourage cultural exchange visits between the people of Leek and this similar size town, located in the north of Italy.