Parish Council meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, with the exception of August and December, and generally take place in the Village Community Room at Somerfords Walter Powell Primary School on Dauntsey Road at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Details are posted up on the Parish Notice Board (shop) & Bus Shelter.
A PDF copy of the minutes of the most recent meetings will be available for download here as soon as it becomes available. The Parish Council minutes and agendas etc are also posted on the Startley Notice Board outside the cemetery.
Parish Council Vacancies
The Parish Council currently has vacancies for the post of Parish Clerk and for another councillor to join the Parish Council. If you are interested in either of these positions, please contact the Parish Council.
Further details of the councillor vacancy can be found here – Great Somerford Parish Council Notice of Vacancy.
Great Somerford Parish Council Members (June 2017)
Stephen Mansfield (chairman)
Hector Cole (vice-chairman)
Mrs F Hyde
The Parish Council are in the process of finding replacements for councillors who have recently resigned.
Great Somerford Parish Council Audit 2016-2017
Great Somerford Parish Council Minutes 2017
Great Somerford Parish Council Audit 2015-2016
Great Somerford Parish Council Minutes 2016
Nov 2016 (Draft)
Oct 2016 (Draft)
Sept 2016 (Draft)
July 2016 (Draft)
Annual Accounts 2015-2016
June 2016 (Draft)
Annual Council Meeting – May 2016 (Draft)
April 2016 (Draft)
Annual Parish Meeting – April 2016 (Draft)
March 2016 (Draft)
February 2016 (Draft)
January 2016 (Draft)
Great Somerford Free Gardens Trustees 2016
Great Somerford Parish Council Notices 2016
The following links have information about the construction of the footpath in Dauntsey Road which is scheduled to start on January 25th 2016 and will take between 4 and 6 weeks.
There will be an opportunity to see a much larger map of the construction details and to raise any questions you may have on Wednesday, January 13th 2016 between 5.00 and 7.00pm in the Community Room of Walter Powell School.
Dauntsey Road Footpath
Proposed Diversion Route
Great Somerford Parish Council Minutes 2015
Notice of Intent (Defibrillator Scheme) – November 2015
November 2015 (Draft)
October 2015 (Draft)
September 2015 (Draft)
May 2015 – Annual Council Meeting
Draft plan of proposed works to Dauntsey Road footpath.
The plan shows a minimum footpath width of 1.5 metres and a minimum road width of 5 metres.
Great Somerford Free Gardens Trustees 2015
Great Somerford Parish Council Annual Accounts 2014 – 2015
The local government Transparency Code 2015 requires parish councils with a turnover of less than £25,000 per annum to publish this information on a website annually.
Introduction & Contents
Annual Return Accounting Statement
Explanation of Variances
Annual Governance Statement
Annual Internal Audit Report
List of Councillors and Responsibilities
Register of Assets
Great Somerford Parish Council Minutes 2014
Great Somerford Parish Council Minutes 2013
Great Somerford Parish Council Minutes From Previous Years
Parish Clerks Contact
Great Somerford TBD.
Little Somerford 01249 892907.
Corston & Rodbourne 01666 825041
Seagry 01249 721335
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