Tatworth and Forton is a rural parish surrounded by beautiful countryside yet close to major towns. The main centre of population lies two miles south of Chard, although Forton is closer to Chard than to Tatworth and South Chard. The parish is roughly triangular in shape measuring 3.5 miles west to east and 4 miles north to south. It is the most south westerly parish in Somerset, bordered on the east by the River Axe and dorset on the South and West by Devon. There are bus links north and south from Tatworth and South Chard and to Taunton and Yeovil to the east from Forton. The M5 motorway junction is at Taunton.

There are 1115 households and a population of approximately 2700.


Tatworth and Forton History
Nigel Tinley - Parish Clerk
Office Hours Tuesday and Friday 10am-12 noon 
Council Finances, Year End 2023-24 
Balances and Reserves 
Budgets 2024-25 
Parish Council 1st Newsletter 2024 
Parish Council 2nd Newsletter 2024 

Tatworth Church


 Parish Council 3rd Newsletter 2023
Parish Council 2nd Newsletter 2023
Parish Council Newsletter March 23
Parish Council Meetings
Amenities Committee 
Finance Meetings
Monthly planning applications:  Meeting 11th July 6.30pm
24/00961/PAMB Land West Hore Lane
24/01098/ Golden Fleece



Parish Council Responses 
Planning applications 22/02461/OUT and 22/02462/OUT for land to the North of Fore Street A and B
Persimmon Forton Rd

Tatworth and Forton Flash Flooding guide
Flood Action Guide-Somerset
 Flood Recovery Guide-Somerset 2024
Your Community is at risk of flash flooding- Do you know what to do 
Due to the generosity of Swiss Tulle, Coombses Pond is now owned by the Parish Council on behalf of the residents. Please be careful if you choose to walk around the pond, at your own risk.
The wood has been removed from the pond area and quotes are being obtained to improve the path around the pond and remove the greenery towards the entrance. 
Somerset Council organised lower impact mobility sessions 
Somerset Age UK 
 Somerset Sight-Volunteers Wanted
Important information and support for Unpaid Carers
Domestic abuse service supports record number of young people 
"Living on the Edge" A guide to your rights and responsibilities  of riverside ownership.
Property-Blue Pages 
Tatworth Youth club has listened and has moved the Fun Time start time to 6pm as from Monday. Ages 5-11. There is a serious danger of the club closing due to lack of numbers. Come and try it out. It took an effort to get this organised and it would be a shame to see it disappear. Please bring your children and they will enjoy it.
Arts, crafts, sports and games. Outdoors when weather allows. Snack Bar
1.      Speed camera data Opp Loveridge Lane Sept 23 
Speed Camera A358 from Axminster
Speed camera data Dyke Hill Nov/Dec 23 
 Speed camera data Forton from Chard 22 Feb-11 Mar 24
Speed Camera data Station Rd May 24 
St. Margaret’s Hospice
St. Margaret’s Hospice
 Somerset GP Community Pharmacy "Think Pharmacy
 Please note that Tatworth allotment area is for allotment holders only and is not a general public area. No dogs are allowed in this area.
Your recycling and rubbish collection day might be changing, please see attached.