East Brent Parish Council

Councillors

Term of Office

The term of office of a parish councillor is four years, and councils are elected en bloc. The legislation provides that the number of elected members of a parish council shall not be less than five.

Elections

The timing of the election cycle is linked to that of the election of district councillors for the ward containing the parish

Uncontested Elections

Where there are an equal number or fewer candidates than there are vacancies, all candidates are elected unopposed, and no poll is taken.

Where there are fewer candidates than vacant seats, the parish council has the duty to co-opt any person or persons to fill the vacancies. This power, however, may only be exercised if there is a quorum of councillors present and within 35 days of the election.

If the parish council fails to fill the vacancies within this period, the district council may dissolve it and order fresh elections.

Contested Elections

Where there are more candidates than vacancies, a poll must be held.

Casual Vacancies

Where a vacancy occurs during the term of a parish council, it may be filled by either election or cooption. Elections only occur if, following the advertisement of the vacancy for 14 days, 10 electors send a written request to the returning officer. If no request is received, the parish council will be required to fill the vacancies by cooption.

If the number of vacancies on the parish council is such that there is no longer a quorum, the district council may temporarily appoint persons to bring the council up to strength in the interval prior to an election.

 

Current Elected Parish Councillors

Councillor Responsibility For Address Telephone Number
Valeries Rawles Chairman Rooksbridge Playing Field Committee
Cemetery Committee
Edingworth Cottage, Edingworth Road, Edingworth, Weston-S-Mare, Somerset. BS24 0JB 01934 751 108
07752 282 835
Edward Champion Cemetery Committee

 

Collis Farm, Bridgwater Road, East Brent, Highbridge. Somerset. TA9 4HL 01278 760 990
07969 901 650
John Bowden

Cemetery Committee

Parish Maintenance

Dulhorn Farm, Weston Road, Edingworth, Weston-Super-Mare, BS24 oJQ

01934 750 580

07720 034 112

Andrew Gilling Highways Ashlawn Farm, Rooksbridge, Somerset, BS26 2TS

01934 750 580

07720 034 112

Nigel Lloyd-Jones

Vice Chairman

Finance

Parish Environment

Speed Indicator Device

Parish Maintenance

Bemstone House, Brent Road, East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4JD 01278 760 218
Helen Broderick

Rooksbridge Playing Field Com

Defibrillators

Callela, Brent Road, East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4JD 07521 248 461
Colin Loader

Rooksbridge Playing Field Com

Website Administration

Planning Applications

Speed Indicator Device

3 Johnson Close East Brent, Highbridge. Somerset. TA9 4RZ 

01278 760 713

07931 429 927

Bill Walker

Chairman

Website Administration 

Rooksbridge Playing Field Com

Speed Indicator Device

Aventine, The Mead, East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset. TA9 4JJ 01278 760 896
Barbara Woodward

Village Hall Representative

 

Bardene, Wickham Way, East Brent, Nr Highbridge, Somerset TA9 4JB 01278 760 589
Robert Bees

Emergency Planning 

Cemetery Committee

Westwood, Brent Road, East Brent TA9 4DB 01278 760 750
Carla Searle   Brentcombe House, Church Road, East Brent. TA9 4HZ 01278 760041

 

Appointed Officers

Councillor Responsibility For Address Telephone Number
Jim Murray Parish Clerk and Finance Officer

The Robins, Robins Lane, Burtle, Som.TA7 8NY

 

Email: theclerk@eastbrentparishcouncil.org.uk

Day: 01278 450406

Eve & Weekends:

01278 722577

Elected District Councillors (Knoll Ward)

Councillor Responsibility For Address Telephone Number
Bob Filmer   Wascalyn 48 Brent Street Brent Knoll Somerset TA9 4DT 01278 760 760
Andrew Gilling

 

Ashlawn Farm, Rooksbridge, Somerset, BS26 2TS 01934 750 580

Elected County Councillor (Brent Division)

 

Councillor Responsibility For Address Telephone Number
Bob Filmer   Wascalyn 48 Brent Street Brent Knoll Somerset TA9 4DT 01278 760 760
Andrew Gilling

 

Ashlawn Farm, Rooksbridge, Somerset, BS26 2TS

01934 750 580

 

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