A simple guide to changes at Somerset Council for communities and Parish Councils in Mendip South.

Somerset Council Report, for Mendip South, March 2023

On April 1st, Somerset Council will assume responsibility for all council services in the county.

Housing, Social Care, Planning, Highways, Education, Public Health, Libraries, Recycling and much more besides – will all come under Somerset Council.

This has been a mammoth task for Somerset County Council, working with District Councils, leadership, officers and members, since Unitary Councillors were elected in May 2022.

Here is some key information for our Mendip South communities and Parish Councils.

This information will be updated as the transition to Somerset Council Progresses.

In the meanwhile here are FAQs about the new Unitary Council in Somerset.

Single Point of information for Somerset Council from April 1st, 2023

Somerset Council will have a single number for all council services:

0300 123 2224

Phone lines will be open 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

A Single Somerset Website will be available at www.somerset.gov.uk.

Local Community Networks (LCNs)

E-mail enquiries for LCNs: lcn@somerset.gov.uk

The LGR website: https://newsomersetcouncil.org.uk/

FAQs for LCNs: https://newsomersetcouncil.org.uk/consultation-faqs/

A presentation on LCNS: Your Local Community Networks (newsomersetcouncil.org.uk)

A Video on a pilot LCNs: South East Somerset Pilot LCN – YouTube

Terms of reference for LCNs: Somerset LCNs Draft Terms of Reference

LCNS in Mendip South   
Avalon and PoldensShepton MalletFromeWincanton
BaltonsboroughChilcomptonBuckland DinhamAlford
Barton St. DavidColefordFrome TCAnsford
BawdripCranmoreGreat Elm CPBabcary
BurtleCroscombeHemingtonBratton Seymour
Chilton PoldenDownheadNorton St. PhilipCastle Cary
CossingtonEast PennardNunneyCharlton Horethorne
EdingtonEvercreechRodeCharlton Musgrove
GlastonburyHolcombeSelwoodCompton Pauncefoot
GreintonKilmersdonTellisfordCorton Denham
Keinton MandevilleLeigh-on-MendipTrudoxhillCucklington
KingwestonMilton ClevedonUpton NobleHenstridge
Meare & WesthayPiltonWanstrowHolton
ShapwickShepton MalletWitham FriaryLamyatt
SharphamStoke St MichaelLovington
StawellSton EastonLydford-on-Fosse
StreetStratton on the FosseMaperton
WaltonMilborne Port
West BradleyNorth Barrow
West PennardNorth Cadbury
 North Cheriton
 Pen Selwood
 Queen Camel
 Shepton Montague
 South Barrow
 South Cadbury and Sutton
 Stoke Trister

Planning and committees

Planning – one strategic planning committee, four area-based planning committees.

Communities in Mendip South will have an East Area Planning Committee.

Other committees include:

  • Five overview and scrutiny committees
  • a statutory Licensing and Regulatory Committee and sub-committees
  • Executive

Useful Links for Mendip South Parishes and Communities

Here is a reminder of the different areas of highways, where issues can be reported.

Problems on the Road e.g. Potholes, Overhanging Vegetation, Flooding, Blocked Drains and Gullies should all be reported online as you will receive a faster response as they are directly linked to our Highways Team

Report a problem with a street light

Road signs, bollards and road markings

Speed limits

Enquiries regarding the following issues have standard information to help guide your enquiry and exploration of the issue

Traffic lights

 Weight limits and abnormal loads

 Live travel information

 On-street parking restrictions

 Disabled parking bays

 Public and community transport

 Rights of way

Report a problem with a public right of way

Road works and road closures

Contact details:




  1. Claire Rigg on April 1, 2023 at 7:56 am

    I spoke on phone and emailed mendip district council ten days ago to pay council tax over 12 told that was okay on phone, Not happened not happy

    • Cllr Claire Sully on April 2, 2023 at 7:44 pm

      Hi Claire

      Call 0300 123 2224 tomorrow.

      Let me know how you get on.


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