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Langport, situated on the banks of the River Parrett in the heart of the Somerset Levels, is one of the smallest towns in England. The Town itself is surrounded by the parish of Huish Episcopi and rests in an area of countryside that includes the communities of Curry Rivel, Aller, High and Low Ham, Drayton, Pitney, Hambridge, Westport and Muchelney, amongst others. To the north east is the town of Somerton and to the south east that of Martock. Langport is situated in the District of South Somerset.
Deputy Town Clerk
The Deputy Town Clerk post is newly created and there will be significant opportunities to develop the role within the town council. The post will be interesting and challenging in its variety and a flexible approach is essential. This varied hands-on role will involve you in all aspects of clerical and council work and involve working with and supporting the Town Clerk and Councillors.
The post is part-time 15 hours per week, to include attendance at some evening meetings.
Candidates will need to demonstrate a high level of administrative and IT skills and be able to work independently or as part of a team. The successful applicant will either hold or be willing to obtain the Certificate in Local Council Administration.
Why not contact Deborah Speed, Town Clerk for more information
01458 259700 firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for application is Friday 16th July with interviews scheduled for week commencing 26th July.
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Frequently Asked Questions
You can contact call the office on 01458 259700 or our booking form.
Planning applications are made through South Somerset District Council and will be reviewed and monitored by a Planning Officer; however Langport Town Council will be consulted for observations. If a planning application has been made in an area close to your home you will most likely receive a letter advising you of the application. If you would like view a planning application, they can be found on the SSDC website: www.southsomerset.gov.uk
Council tax is paid to South Somerset District Council and can be paid by direct debit, over the phone or online. Langport Town Council are not able to take payments for Council tax.
For more information visit their website: www.southsomerset.gov.uk
Somerton Recycling Centre can be contacted by telephone on 01458 274643 or via the Somerset Waste Partnership website: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk.
It is located at Bancombe Road Industrial Estate, Somerton, TA11 6SB and the opening times are as follows:
- Monday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
- Thursday – Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
- Sunday: 8:00am – 1:00pm. Except for their annual closures on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Your local Dog Warden can be contacted through Somerset District Council on 01935 462462.