The present Kingsdon Parish Council were elected in 2015 and sit for a term of four years. We usually meet on the second Thursday of every month in the village hall. The parish council notice board is outside of the village shop.

There is parishioner’s time preceding each Parish Council meeting where you can comment about items that are on the agenda, or ask for an item to be considered for the agenda at the following meeting.  (Only items that are actually ON the agenda can be discussed at a meeting)

The quickest way to raise an issue is to speak to a councillor. Each has volunteered to look after particular issues and these are listed with the contact details of each councillor below. If you are not sure who to contact ask any councillor or the clerk for advice. There is also a Parish Councillor Surgery at the village shop each month. The Parish Council is supported by the Parish Clerk and an independent Responsible Financial Officer.

Planning applications have to be considered by the Parish Council within a specified time-frame and these meetings are also open to the public so look out for notifications. The Parish Council makes recommendations to the District Council Planning Authority as to whether the application is considered acceptable, conditional, or otherwise.


Transparency Code

The Government has introduced a Transparency Code for local councils and smaller authorities, with a turnover not exceeding £25,000. Kingsdon Council fits into this category, so the Parish Councillors will publish annually, no later than 1st July each year, various items of financial information as required by the Code.

All information required to be made public can be found at the end of this page together with the Standing Orders of the council and other important documents, such as the most recent Parish Plan.

The Council is also required to publish DRAFT minutes of all council meetings, agendas and associated papers. These are published in the Kingsdon Chronicle. The approved minutes can be accessed below.


Parish Councillors

Name Position Address Phone eMail Register of Interests
David Beswick Chairman plus environment, allotments and tress. Church Link Amor, Top street, Kingsdon, TA11 7JU. 01935 840795 david-beswick@sky.com click here
Brian Paine Vice-chairman plus former school field project Westgate, Top Street, Kingsdon, Ta11 7JU. 01935 842058, b.paine253@btinternet.com click here
Philip Waters Drains, ditches, litter and fly tipping. Former school field working party The Old Bakery, Chapel Hill, Kingsdon, TA11 7LN. 07815898065 phillipwaters@hotmail.co.uk click here
Ian Dibben Village hall link, footpaths and website 27 Kingsdon, TA11 7LF 01935 840726 iandibbs@btinternet.com click here
Alec Anderson Low Barn, Lower Road, Kingsdon TA11 7DY 01935 840528 alecanderson50@yahoo.co.uk
Guy Osborne Highways, verges and footpaths Delimera, Pitts Lane, Kingsdon, Ta11 7LL 01935 841137, osborneskingsdon@gmail.com click here
Sue Mackay Cottage Barn, Top Street, Kingsdon, TA11 7JU 01935 840023 sue.mackay@kingsdon.net click here
David Norris South Somerset District Councillor 62 High Street, Wincanton BA9 9JF 01963 34535 david.norriscllr@southsomerset.gov.uk
David Warburton Member of Parliament for Somerton & Frome Unit G9, Woodside Court, Dairy House Yard, Sparkford, BA22 7LH 01373 580500 david@warburton.org.uk
Dean Ruddle County Councillor Freshfields, Cartway Lane, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6JH 07976 556054 ddruddle@somerset.gov.uk
The Clerk is Kate Hatt who can be contacted by email at kingsdonclerk@btinternet.com

MEETINGS 1 MAY 2019 TO 30 APRIL 2020

MEETINGS 1 MAY 2018 TO 30 APRIL 2019

-To view previous years meeting minutes please click here


Kingsdon Village Allotments

Click here for more information


Kingsdon Estate Development Proposals

Briefing Document prepared for the Extra-Ordinary Parish Council Meeting 13th October 2018 – Click the image to the left to download.

Briefing notes from Andrew Preston GTH presented at the meeting are also available for download – click here


Kingsdon Parish Community Plan Survey 2017 

The Parish Council are pleased to announce that the results of the recent survey have been received prior to Christmas.

A village meeting to give a full presentation and begin the development of an action plan response will be held early in 2018.

Click here to download the full report

 

 


TRANSPARENCY CODE COMPLIANCE


OTHER PARISH DOCUMENTS

download_button Parish Plan 2012 download_button Financial Regulations
download_button Village Design Statement 2007 download_button Freedom of Information
download_button Code of Conduct download_button Precept Budget 2015 to 2016
download_button Standing Orders download_button Public and Press Recording Policy
download_button  Annual Internal Audit Report 2017/18  download_button  Community Plan Survey 2017