Your Parish Council

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, part for example, by commenting on planning applications (but please note that the final decision rests with Sedgemoor District Council).
  • 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 in 2017 please click here

Parish Councillors

Parish Councillors give their time unpaid to work for the benefit of the community as a whole. They are volunteers. Nether Stowey Parish Council normally has nine Parish Councillors. You can find more information about them below. John Roberts was elected Chairman at the Annual Parish Council meeting on 18 May 2016. Colin Falla was welcomed as a new 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

2A Castle Street, Nether Stowey, Somerset TA5 1LN
Tel: (01278) 733779.
Email: clerk@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk.

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
Tel: 732484
Email: john.roberts@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk
Committees: All committees except Personnel (ex officio member)

Colin Falla

4 Meadow Close, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LY
Tel: 734685
Email: colin.falla@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk
Committees: Planning;

Kevin Ferriday

1 Audley Close, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LD
Tel: 733155
Email: kevin.ferriday@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk
Committees: Planning; Chairman of Neighbourhood Plan Working Group

Margaret Hogg

4 Audley Close, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LD
Tel: 733505
Email: margaret.hogg@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk
Committees: Planning; Finance & Audit; Cemetery; Personnel

Andrew Jeanes

Inwood Farm, Nether Stowey, TA5 1HY
Tel: 734955
Email: andrew@quantockevents.co.uk
Committees: Planning; Personnel (Appeals)

Patricia Pardoe

Medway, 19 Castle Street, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LN
Tel: 733151
Email: pat.pardoe@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk
Committees: Planning; Cemetery; Personnel (Appeals)

Colin Penny

1 Castle Street, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LN
Tel: 732495
Email: colin.penny@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk
Committees: Planning; Finance & Audit; Personnel (Appeals)

Malcolm Reid

Quantock Close, Jacksons Lane, Nether Stowey, TA5 1LB
Tel: 732785
Email: malcolm.reid@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk
Committees: Planning;

Barbara Rich

56 Banneson Road, Nether Stowey, TA5 1NS
Tel: 734825
Email: barbara.rich@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk
Committees: Planning; Finance & Audit; Personnel

Vacancy

There are no vacant seats at present

County and District Councillors

County Councillor John Edney

Downstream, 1 Mill Close, Cannington, Somerset, TA5 2JA
Tel: 653026
Email: jedney@somerset.gov.uk

District Councillor Michael Caswell

Grasmere, Stockland Bristol, Somerset, TA5 2PZ
Tel: 652043
Email: michael.caswell@sedgemoor.gov.uk

District Councillor Julie Pay

Chapel House, Whitnell, Nether Stowey, Somerset, TA5 1JE
Tel: 732956
Email: julie.pay@sedgemoor.gov.uk

Member of Parliament
Ian Liddell-Grainger

House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Tel: 020 7219 8149
Constituency office: 16 Northgate, Bridgwater TA6 3EU
Tel: 01278 458383
Email: ianlg@parliament.uk