There are 279 parishes in the Somerset Council area. Parish and town councils raise their money by adding an extra cost known as a “precept” to council tax bills in each parish. Your parish share will be clearly shown on your council tax bill.
Vacancies on parish and town councils can happen at any time, for example because a councillor has resigned or has died. If an election is not requested, then the remaining councillors can fill the vacancy through co-option. This means the parish or town council can choose someone to fill the vacancy.
Asset and Service Devolution useful links
Asset and Service Devolution for all enquiries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Council meetings, reports and papers
Correspondence and speeches
Budget setting: Recycling Centres FAQs
From Alyn Jones
Asset and Service Devolution Parish Update – 12 December 2023
From Alyn Jones and Sara Skirton
Asset and Service Devolution Letter from the Leader of Somerset Council, Cllr Bill Revans to parishes
Leader of Somerset Council, Cllr Bill Revans speech presented at SALC AGM – Saturday 2 December 2023
Delivering Enhanced Highway Maintenance – Options and Opportunities (Highway Stewards)
Somerset Council land and property asset links
Somerset Council Highways information and schedules
Local Community Networks (LCNs)
A space where local councils can work together to explore and discuss asset and service devolution options. And to draw on the knowledge, information, and capacity within the voluntary sector, partner organisations and our communities.
Find your LCN area