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Christmas and New Year in Sedgemoor

Sedgemoor District Council will remain open for business as usual during the holiday period on all days except bank holidays.

Rubbish and recycling collections will be two days later from Monday 25th to Friday 29th December, and one day later between Monday 1st to Friday 5th January. A Bank Holiday Collection leaflet from the Somerset Waste Partnership is available here: Icon for pdf Christmas & New Year Refuse Collections 2017/2018 [22.09KB]

Councillors and Councils within Sedgemoor

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 Creswell 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.

To access these documents, please visit the following page:  Reports, Agendas & Minutes

Member Development

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.

For more information on Member Development, please see  Icon for pdf Member Development [11.66KB]

Becoming a Councillor

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.

To obtain this, please contact Customer Services.

Sedgemoor District Councillors

Find your Councillor or MP

Find details about your local Ward Councillor, contact information for local Members of Parliament and the Member's of the European Parliament for the South West, and how to make a complaint about a Councillor.

How to make a complaint about a councillor

If you have concerns about a Councillor, please follow these steps.

Parish and Town Councils

Do you need to contact your Parish or Town Council? Here you will find the full list for Sedgemoor, with contact details.

The Constitution

The Constitution determines how the Council operates, how decisions are made and procedures to be adhered to in order to be efficient, transparent and accountable to local people.

Committee meetings and membership

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.

Elections and Voting Be a Councillor