Your Parish Council is Tatworth and Forton Parish Council.
If you wish to speak to a Councillor or the Clerk please ring or email for an appointment.
Tatworth and Forton Parish Council is made up of 11 councillors, while holding a ‘public office’ they are all unpaid. Councillors are elected for a maximum term of office of 4 years, with the next election due in May 2019. Councillors only represent the residents of the hamlets of South Chard Perry Street Tatworth and Forton. Information about the powers and duties of parish (and town) councils can be found here.
Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month, at 7.00pm in the main hall of the Memorial Hall Kents Road Tatworth TA20 2QA.
The Council is also responsible for organising the Annual Parish Assembly. This must take place between 1st March and 1st June (inclusive) every year. This is not a Parish Council meeting but a general public meeting at which electors are free to raise any topic that they wish.
The Parish Council has two Committees of the Council namely: the Finance & Personnel Committee and the Amenities Committee. They meet less often than the full Council and discuss more detailed matters.
The Council also appoints Councillors to sit on certain outside bodies. They are there to represent the interests and views of the Council, and to report back to them.
Parish (town) Councils are the closest elected bodies to their communities. We have legal powers and duties to take action on behalf of our residents.