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    
Kevin Bray

PC Chairman

Joseph's Pound

Footpaths and Rights of Way

East Brent War Memorial

Dormers, Brent Road, East Brent, Somerset. TA9 4JG

01278 760281          

07484 780668

              

Nigel Lloyd-Jones

 

 

 

P C Vice Chairman

Finance

East Brent Cemetery

Speed Indicator Device

Bemstone House, Brent Road, East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4JD

01278 760 218

07799 624462

              

Valerie Rawles

 

 

Joseph's Pound 

& East Brent Village Green

East Brent Cemetery

Parish Maintenance

Edingworth Cottage, Edingworth Road, Edingworth, Weston-S-Mare, Somerset. BS24 0JB 01934 751 108
07752 282 835
            

Colin Loader

 

Planning

Speed Indicator Device

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

01278 760 713

07931 429 927

            

Edward Champion

 

 

Cemetery 

Parish Maintenance

 

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

Andrew Gilling

 

 

 

Ashlawn Farm, Rooksbridge, Somerset, BS26 2TS

01934 750 580

07720 034 112

 

Barbara Woodward

 

Village Hall Representative

 

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

Carla Searle

 

 Defibrillators & VETS

 

Brentcombe House, Church Road, East Brent. TA9 4HZ 01278 760041          
Helen Broderick

Defibrillators & VETS

Parish Maintenance (Litter)

Meadow View, Old Bristol Road, East Brent, Somerset. TA9 4HT 01278 769051  
Bill Walker

PC Website

Joseph's Pound

Speed Indicator Device

Aventine, The Mead, East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset. TA9 4JJ

01278 760896

07786290589

 

 

Appointed Officers

Clerk 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)

District 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)

 

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

 

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