Langport Town Council is made up of 11 councillors, who are all unpaid volunteers. Councillors are elected for a maximum term of office of 4 years, with the next election due in May 2019. Councillors only represent the residents of the Parish of Langport, the residents of the Parish of Huish Episcopi being represented by their own Parish Council. Information about the powers and duties of parish (and town) councils can be found here.
Councillors from both parishes hold a Councillors’ Surgery on the third Saturday of every month. You can find more details here.
Meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm in the ground floor meeting room of Langport Town Hall, Bow Street. You can find the agendas and minutes of Town Council meetings here, and of Committees here.
The Council is also responsible for organising the Annual Town Assembly. This must take place between 1st March and 1st June (inclusive) every year. This is not a Town Council meeting but a general public meeting at which electors are free to raise any topic that they wish. In the past this meeting has included the presentation of Outstanding Service Awards and the presentation of community grants. This year, however, we will introduce a new format designed to encourage public participation and to listen to people’s views about how they see Langport’s future.
If you would like to contact the Town Council, details are here.