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Parish Council

The Parish Council has 11 Councillors  elected every 4 years and whilst unpaid they are holders of public office. Parish Councils are the first tier of local Government with the power to raise a tax, known as the precept. Money raised by the Parish Council can only be spent within the Parish of Stoke sub Hamdon.

Calendar of Monthly Meetings 

The council has two standing committees and all meet monthly as follows:

1st Wednesday  —  Full Council   
2nd Wednesday  — Planning Committee
3rd Wednesday  —  Finance & Resources Committee


Parish Council Minutes and Agendas
To find out the dates of forthcoming Parish Council meetings and to view meeting agendas and minutes, visit our Agenda and Minutes page.

Parish Councillors 
Details of current parish councillors and their responsibilities can be found here on the Parish Council page.

What does the Parish Council do?
The principal topics with which the Parish Council concerns itself include community safety, housing, street lighting, allotments, cemetery, community open spaces, litter, the War Memorial, seats and shelters, Rights of Way and footpaths plus some involvement in planning, transport and highways. The Parish Council can provide financial support to local groups and organisations by awarding grants in order to support their activities within the community. Each year at the Annual Parish Council meeting, the Parish Council elects a Chairman and Vice-Chairman. Councillors. The chairman of council is Cllr Michael Phillips.