Norton Fitzwarren Parish Council provides the only true public forum for the parishioners of Norton Fitzwarren to have a say in the way in which the parish is administered.
If, as a Parishioner, you have an issue pertaining to the village that you wish to raise, do come along to one of our regular meetings and have your say!
By an Act of Parliament we are authorised to raise and spend public money in the parish. This is called the precept and is collected through Taunton Deane Borough Council as part of our Council Tax.
The Council has 9 members, all volunteers, elected every four years. The next election is due in 2019, but Members step down from time to time for a number of reasons, so if you're interested in joining us, keep an eye on this website in case a vacancy arises.
We are ably supported by Janet Gobey, our Clerk who is the Officer in Law and our Financial Officer.
We look forward to seeing you.
Topics under current debate:
- Speeding motorists. SCC has agreed to extending the 30mph limit to Cross Keys. This work should be completed within the current financial year.
- We will shortly be installing a public defibrillator at Norton Mills Village Centre, by kind permission of Southern Co-op.
- Parish Projects. We are looking for ideas on how we may spend some of the public money the Parish Council holds in reserves. Ways of improving our environment and amenities. All ideas welcome!!
What have we achieved FOR YOU in the last year?
- Negotiated a deal with Somerset County Council to enable them to erect temporary accommodation at the Recreation Ground whilst Brock House in Vilberie Close is rebuilt.
- By granting extra funds to the Youth Club we have enabled them to meet twice a week.
- Purchased and installed four large stones by the Hill Fort as seats.
- Installed extra ‘drop kerbs’ around the village. These have been financed through the Community Infrastructure Fund levied on developers. So now Rectory Road, Manor Park, Hilly Park, and Blackdown View all have disabled access to the shops, village centre and pedestrian crossings and cycle/footpaths on the new developments.
Norton Fitzwarren Parish Council has been able to support several village organisations with community grants over the last twelve months. Once again ensuring that monies raised through the Parish Precept go to directly benefit the people of Norton.
- NFPFA £760 for grounds maintenance;
- Norton News £1200 (reflecting increased circulation);
- Youth Club up to £1640 rent for two evenings per week;
- All Saints Church £315 for Churchyard maintenance
Please click on the images below for details on what Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council do: