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: email@example.com
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 Poldens||Shepton Mallet||Frome||Wincanton|
|Barton St. David||Coleford||Frome TC||Ansford|
|Bawdrip||Cranmore||Great Elm CP||Babcary|
|Chilton Polden||Downhead||Norton St. Philip||Castle Cary|
|Cossington||East Pennard||Nunney||Charlton Horethorne|
|Kingweston||Milton Clevedon||Upton Noble||Henstridge|
|Meare & Westhay||Pilton||Wanstrow||Holton|
|Shapwick||Shepton Mallet||Witham Friary||Lamyatt|
|Sharpham||Stoke St Michael||Lovington|
|Street||Stratton on the Fosse||Maperton|
|West Bradley||North Barrow|
|West Pennard||North Cadbury|
|South Cadbury and Sutton|
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
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
Enquiries regarding the following issues have standard information to help guide your enquiry and exploration of the issue
Weight limits and abnormal loads
Live travel information
On-street parking restrictions
Disabled parking bays
Public and community transport
Report a problem with a public right of way
Road works and road closures