Parish Council

ChurchParish Council meetings are normally held on the first Wednesday of every month, with the exception of January which is held on the 2nd Wednesday, and take place in the Village Community Room at Somerfords Walter Powell Primary School on Dauntsey Road at 7.30pm. There are no meetings in August or December. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Details are posted up on the Parish Notice Board in the 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 Information Email

The Parish Council has an email list to help keep residents informed about Parish Council business and what is happening in the Parish generally.

The email is periodically sent to those who sign up for it and focuses on activities likely to be of interest to the majority of residents.

Your email address is not shared with anyone and it is only used for the purpose of circulating the Information Email. You can request the deletion of your email address at any time.

If you would like to sign up please click below.


Great Somerford Parish Council Members

Stephen Mansfield (chairman)
Hector Cole (vice-chairman)
David Butcher
Mel Hourigan
Sarah Binstead
Alicky Gravell
Mrs F Hyde
Christopher Blount
Meriel Griffiths
Mrs Theresa M Chapman (parish clerk)

Members’ contact details and areas of responsibility


Community Emergency Plan

To access our Community Emergency Plan please click on the link below

Great Somerford Community Emergency Plan


Great Somerford Parish Council Minutes 2019

January 2019 (Draft)


Great Somerford Parish Council Meeting Agendas 2019

GSPC Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, January 9th – 7:30pm, Community Room.


Great Somerford Parish Council Governance & Accounting Returns 2017-18

Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine external audit. In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities are subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in the Transparency Code. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to continue to be able to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.

In 2017-18 Great Somerford has certified itself as exempt from external audit by PKF Littlejohn but, in accordance with the Code, it hereby publishes:

1. Certificate of exemption
2. AGAR Section 1 Annual Governance Statement
3. AGAR Section 2 Accounting Statements
4. Annual Internal Audit report
5. Bank reconciliation
6. Explanation of Variances
7. Expenditure over £100
8. Fixed Asset schedule


Great Somerford Parish Council Minutes 2018

November 2018 – Extraordinary Meeting
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
July 2018
June 2018
Annual Parish Meeting – May 2018 (Draft)
Annual Parish Meeting – May 2018 – Appendix – Reports
Annual Parish Council Meeting – May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018


Great Somerford Parish Council Meeting Agendas 2018

GSPC Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, November 7th – 7:30pm, Community Room.
GSPC Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, October 3rd – 7:30pm, Community Room.
GSPC Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, September 5th – 7:30pm, Community Room.
GSPC Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, July 4th – 7:30pm, Community Room.
GSPC Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, June 6th – 7:30pm, Community Room.
Annual Parish Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, May 2nd – 7:30pm, Community Room.
Annual Parish Council Meeting Agenda – Wednesday, May 2nd – approximately 8pm, Community Room.


Privacy Notice 25 May 2018

Great Somerford Privacy Notice.