The Role of Sedgemoor District Council
The District Council provides a varied range of services to local residents, business and visitors. Some services we have a duty to provide (known as statutory services) and some are provided because the Council and the areas population feel they are important. Many people will be unaware which authority is responsible for providing the services they receive, Sedgemoor along with the other local authorities in Somerset are working together to find ways of providing access to all services from any authorities outlets.
Your Councillors cannot be an expert in all the services, but they will be aware of them, even those the Council is not directly responsible for! Your Councillor should be able to answer questions from their constituents and ensure that the necessary help is received.
The main services currently provided by Sedgemoor District Council include:
Abandoned Vehicles; Beaches and Resorts; Benefits; Building Control; Car Parks; Care Centre; CCTV; Coastal and Land Drainage; Crime and Disorder; Community grants; Conservation; Council Tax; Dog Wardens; Economic Development; Elections; Environmental Services - food, health and noise; Homelessness; Housing; Land Charges; Landscaping; Legal Services; Museums; Parks and Open Spaces; Pest Control; Planning; Pollution Control; Public Conveniences; Refuse (rubbish collection); Street cleaning; Recycling; Regeneration projects; Tourism; Tree Preservation Orders.
The senior staffing structure at Sedgemoor District Council is best portrayed in pictorial form, in the following diagram: Management Structure [75kb]