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What does the Parish Council do?

The Parish Council is responsible for local issues such as:

  • Evaluating local planning applications

  • Liaising with the Somerset Council and local police on matters of crime, security, traffic, maintenance, repair, and improvement of highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning.

  • Maintenance and repair of parish facilities


The parish falls within the district of Somerset Council, they are responsible for local planning and building control, local roads, council housing, environmental health, markets and fairs, refuse collection and recycling, cemeteries and crematoria, leisure services, parks, and tourism. In addition to this they are also responsible for running services such as education, social services, libraries, main roads, public transport, policing and fire services, trading standards, waste disposal and strategic planning.

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