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 
Notice of vacancy, Closing date 31st May 
Council Finances, Year End 2023-24 
Balances and Reserves 
Budgets 2024-25 
Parish Council 1st Newsletter 2024 

Tatworth Church


 Access to Flooding resilience sheds is through Richard Down 07809028428
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. As there has been no maintenance for 4 years we have closed this area whilst the area is cleared and safety checks done.
The Council has approved a contractor to remove the dead and dying wood from around the pond.  This should be finished by 1st Week in April. 
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 
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.