Find out about your local Councillors and Councils.
The Chairman of Sedgemoor District Council is the district's first citizen and the civic figure head for the whole Council. For the 2017/2018 year Councillor Mike Cresswell has been elected as Chairman. The Vice-Chairman is Councillor Paul Herbert. Axbridge, Bridgwater, Burnham on sea and North Petherton Town Councils each have their own elected Mayor, for more details please contact the Town Clerk's.
Reports, agendas and minutes
Sedgemoor District Council has made all reports, agendas, minutes and decision notices, as well as documents from past and present Committee meetings, available online.
Sedgemoor District Council is committed to learning and development for its Councillors. It recognises the contribution that such investment can make in supporting elected members in their various roles and, as with its staff, it is committed to realising the potential of Councillors to contribute fully to the success of the organisation. The Council has adopted a planned approach to Councillors Development and to actively involve elected members in setting the priorities for learning and development each year and in reviewing the operation and outcomes of the Learning & Development Programme.
If you are interested in becoming a District Councillor, a small booklet containing an outline of the councillor's role is available from the council's press office. There is a link below that is a generic view of becoming a councillor at any level.
Council members form a variety of committees to control specific areas of the Council. These committees meet on a regular basis, normally within the main Council building at Bridgwater House, King Square. The meetings are open to public attendance, except when confidential (exempt) business is being dealt with.