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
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.