About the Parish Council

The parish council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rate) to cover the council’s operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime, security, and traffic. The parish council’s role also includes initiating projects for the maintenance and repair of parish facilities, as well as consulting with the district council on the maintenance, repair, and improvement of highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning. Conservation matters (including trees and listed buildings) and environmental issues are also the responsibility of the council.

The Parish Council meets at the Village Hall Committee Room the second Monday of the month at 8pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE DISPLAYED HERE

IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS OR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT ANY OF YOUR PARISH COUNCILLORS WHO WILL DO THEIR BEST TO HELP

Councillor Contact Email
Simon Denley 01460 281430 hamandwestpcdenley@outlook.com
Jennie Lock 07944 208 419 hamandwestpclock@outlook.com
Richard Maidment 07818 855150  richardmaidment.56@btinternet.com
Paul Masters  01460 281207  masterspj@btinternet.com
Richard Meecham  01460 281775  hamandwestpcmeecham@outlook.com
Louise Brooks (Clerk) 07791 561 426 hamandwestpcclerk@outlook.com

District Councillor – Mike Stanton(LibDem)

Your District Councillor represents you on South Somerset District Council in the Burrow Hill Ward. The District Council is responsible for local services, including planning, council housing, and rubbish collection. Most District Councillors are not paid a salary, but get a basic allowance for the work they do.

County Councillor – Adam Dance(LibDem)

Your South Petherton and Islemoor County Councillor represents you on Somerset County Council. The County Council is responsible for local services, including education, social services,transport, roads(except trunk roads and motorways), public rights of way, and libraries. Most County Councillors are not paid a salary, but get a basic allowance for the work they do.

Member of Parliament – David Warburton(Conservative)

Your Somerton and Frome MP represents you in the House of Commons. The House of Commons is responsible for making laws in the UK and for overall scrutiny of all aspects of government.

Please find below the latest Parish Council Documents, Agendas, Minutes and Planning Reports

Please Note: The content of draft copies of monthly meeting minutes cannot be considered a true and accurate account until officially approved by the council at the relevant monthly meeting.

Road sign of surrounding villages to Hambridge & Westport

Planning Reports

To check Planning Applications visit The SSDC site and search for Planning Applications

view a planning application on line