The Parish Council
This part of the website is dedicated to the business Parish Council. Find out who your councillors are and how to contact them, what the council does and how you can join in.
The main roles of the Parish Council are:
- To represent the local community’s interests, for example, by commenting on consultations, planning applications (but please note that the final decision rests with Sedgemoor District Council) and at meetings at various outside bodies (eg Hinkley Point, Quantock Hills AONB).
- To support local organisations and activities;
- To help provide care for amenities and village assets such as the Cemetery, Clock Tower, public seating, Castle Street public toilets and car park, and;
- To help look after green spaces and footpaths.
For details of meetings for the Council Year to May 2018 please
Parish Councillors give their time unpaid to work for the benefit of the community as a whole. They are volunteers and are not paid. Nether Stowey Parish Council normally has nine Parish Councillors. You can find more information about them below. John Roberts was re-elected Chairman at the Annual Parish Council meeting on 8 May 2017. Colin Falla was welcomed as the newest Councillor at the meeting on 10 April 2017.
Register of Interests: The Members’ Register of Interests forms have now been scrutinised by the Monitoring Officer (Sedgemoor District Council). Click this link to see the published list.
Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council meetings are held at the Village Hall on the second Monday of the month (except in August). Members of the Parish are always welcome to attend and there is an opportunity for residents to raise matters of concern. Guidance for speaking at meetings is available here.
You can also request a specific matter to be included on an agenda by contacting the Parish Clerk before the agenda is confirmed and no later than the Monday preceding a meeting. Agendas are posted on the Parish notice boards on the Wednesday before a Monday meeting and available by clicking the calendar item for the meeting on the home page. Click here for the minutes of previous meetings or click on the links left. Committee meetings are held as needed: agendas are posted in the same way as for Parish Council meetings.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns you think the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.
Parish Council Office
The Parish Council is supported by part-time Parish Office staff. The Clerk is Caro Slaymaker. The Clerk is the officer of the Council, responsible for implementation of the Council’s decisions, administration of the finances and advising Council on its policy and procedures. Caro is assisted by Mel Catchpole.
Nether Stowey Parish Council Office
You can also contact any Parish Councillor directly, at their addresses below.
The Parish Office is open every week day from 10am until 1pm. Caro is not usually at the office on Thursdays. As well as offering advice and information, we also offer a photocopying and laminating service at very reasonable rates.
Members of the Council and contact details
John Roberts (Chairman)
52 Mount Road, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LX
Committees: All committees except Personnel (ex officio member)
4 Meadow Close, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LY
Committees: Planning; Personnel, Library
Representative to: Stowey Walking; Footpath Liaison Officer)
Kevin Ferriday (Vice-Chairman)
1 Audley Close, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LD
Committees: All committees except Personnel (Appeals) (ex officio member); Chairman of Neighbourhood Plan Working Group.
4 Audley Close, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LD
Committees: Planning; Finance & Audit; Cemetery; Personnel
Representative to: Active Living
Inwood Farm, Nether Stowey, TA5 1HY
Committees: Planning; Personnel (Appeals)
Medway, 19 Castle Street, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LN
Committees: Planning; Cemetery; Personnel (Appeals)
Representative to: Quantock Hills AONB JAC
Quantock Close, Jacksons Lane, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LB
Committees: Planning; Personnel (Appeals)
Representative to: Quantock Parishes Cluster Group, Hinkley Point SSG, Transport and Community Forums
56 Banneson Road, Nether Stowey, TA5 1NS
Committees: Planning; Finance & Audit; Personnel
Representative to: Quantock Hills AONB JAC, NS Playing Field Committee
There is one vacant seat following the resignation of Cllr Colin Penny in May. The notice of vacancy is available here
County and District Councillors
County Councillor Michael Caswell
Grasmere, Stockland Bristol, Somerset, TA5 2PZ
District Councillor Michael Caswell
Address and phone number as above
District Councillor Julie Pay
Chapel House, Whitnell, Nether Stowey, Somerset, TA5 1JE
Member of Parliament
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 8149
Constituency office: 16 Northgate, Bridgwater TA6 3EU
Tel: 01278 458383