Langport Town Council and the Langport Town Trust (of which the Council is the sole trustee) own and administer a number of sites around Langport, and provide a range of services to the community.
Langport Tourist Information Centre
Tourism forms an important part of the life of Langport and the surrounding area. The Information Centre in Bow Street has a wide range of local leaflets and information. Read more…
The Town Council took over responsibility for the toilets in the town square from South Somerset District Council in 2009. They have recently had new doors fitted and other minor improvements inside. We are still negotiating with the installers about the door fittings.
This unspoilt riverside area is located between the main town car park and the River Parrett. Popular with walkers and families, it is furnished with seats and picnic tables. Read more…
Situated in Newtown Road, the cemetery is administered by the Town Council. Read more …
Langport Town Hall
The Town Clerk’s office is here, and it’s where the Town Council normally meets. Rooms are available for hire. Read more …
The Walter Bagehot Town Garden
To the rear of the Town Hall lies the Walter Bagehot Town Garden, which has seats, picnic tables, a restored drainage pump and an information display about Walter Bagehot. Read more …
The Hanging Chapel
This Grade 1 listed building, which spans the roadway on The Hill, Langport, is owned by the Town Trust and currently leased to the Portcullis Lodge of Freemasons. Read more …
Ridgway Hall, in Stacey’s Court, Bow Street is available for hire by the public, community groups and businesses. For more information please click here.
All Saints’ Churchyard
When the churchyard of All Saints’ Church, on The Hill, was declared a closed churchyard, the Town Council took over responsibility for its maintenance. Many prominent 19th century townspeople are buried here. Read more…
Langport Cricket Ground
These grounds, located on Field Road, have for many years been the home of the Huish and Langport Cricket Club. The cricket pavilion was built in memory of the Master and Old Boys of Langport Grammar School who were killed in the First World War. It was opened on 28 March 1922 by the famous Somerset cricketer Sammy Woods.
The Memorial Playing Field
Owned jointly by Langport Town Council and Huish Episcopi Parish Council, the playing field is managed by the Huish Episcopi and Langport Memorial Field Committee, set up by way of a Trust Deed. Activities that take place on the site include football and tennis and it is also home to local Scout groups. There is also a Sports & Social Club. The area has recently seen the development of a Multi Use Games Area on the old tennis courts following a successful series of funding applications.
Our current priority projects are:
- renovation of the Town Hall (the Town Hall Project)
- replacement of the changing rooms at the Huish & Langport Memorial Field, including the installation of a new skate park (the Memorial Field Project)
- improvement of the river infrastructure including the reconstruction of the slipway at Huish Bridge and the provision of pontoons for landing access at various locations (the Langport River Project)
You can read more about our community projects here.
- provide grant funding to local organisations
- comment on local planning applications
- maintain footpaths within Langport
- own and organise the Christmas lights
- provide hanging baskets
- hold the Charter for the monthly market
- own a substantial amount of land on the North Moor
- liaise with local groups and other local authorities, such as the local police, neighbouring Parish Councils, the District Council and the County Council
- look after the community’s interests generally, such as renewing the town signs
Decisions about these issues are taken at our monthly meetings. Click here to see when the meetings are scheduled to take place.