Langport Town Council is made up of 11 councillors, while holding a ‘public office’ they are all unpaid. 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.
Meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday of the month, at 7.00pm in the ground floor meeting room of Langport Town Hall, Bow Street TA10 9PR.
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.
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Committees Langport Town Council has two Committees: the Finance & Personnel Committee, and the Tourism & Marketing Committee. They meet less often than the full Council, and discuss more detailed matters. Outside bodies The Council also appoints Councillors to sit on certain outside bodies. They are there to represent the interests and views of the Council, and to report back to them. Abattoir Liaison Group Annie Tite Fund Langport & Huish Episcopi Memorial Field Management
Langport Town Council Parish councils are the closest elected bodies to their communities. We have legal powers and duties to take action on behalf of our residents. For more information on Langport Town Council visit the ‘Your Council’ section here. Parish councils can provide facilities like: allotments public clocks bus shelters toilets community centres play areas and play equipment grants to help local organisations consultation on neighbourhood planning District Council We are in the district
Langport Town Council operates within a specific set of policy documents and regulations designed to ensure transparency and the best interests of our residents.While these may seem rather complicated and detailed, they are designed to protect everyone’s rights and to give you the confidence that the Council is properly managed. Council procedures STANDING ORDERS Standing Orders form the basis under which the Town Council operates. They lay down, amongst other things, how the business of