Langport Town Council is made up of 11 councillors, who are all unpaid volunteers. Councillors are elected for a maximum term of office of 4 years, with the next election due in May 2019. Councillors only represent the residents of the Parish of Langport, the residents of the Parish of Huish Episcopi being represented by their own Parish Council.
Meetings are normally held on the first Tuesday of the month, at 7.30pm in the ground floor meeting room of Langport Town Hall, Bow Street. For more details on Council and Committee meetings please click HERE.
The Council is also responsible for organising the Annual Town Assembly. This must take place between 1st March and 1st June (inclusive) every year. This is not a Town Council meeting but a meeting at which electors are free to raise any topic that they wish. This meeting normally includes an annual report from the Council Chairman, the presentation of Outstanding Service Awards and the presentation of Community Grants.
What do we do?
Langport Town Council, together with the Langport Town Trust (as the sole trustee) own and administer a number of sites around Langport on behalf of its residents.
Langport Town Council Services -
| ||Local Information Centre|
Tourism forms an important part of the life of Langport and the surrounding area.
The Information Centre is located in Little Bow, directly opposite the entrance to the town square car park, and is manned entirely by volunteers.
Please click HERE for more information and to contact us.
The Town Council took over responsibility for the Toilets from South Somerset District Council in 2009. We are currently in the process of replacing the doors carrying out other minor repair work, which is due to be completed by the end of October 2015.
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This community facility is located between the main town car park and the River Parrett, and is currently owned by the Environment Agency.
The Town Council are responsible for the maintenance and letting, for further information please contact the Town Clerk
Langport Town Council are currently in discussion with the Environment Agency about its future ownership.
| ||Langport Cemetery|
Situated in Newtown Road the cemetery is administered by the Town Council.
A considerable amount of work has been done to improve the general appearance of the cemetery ground over recent years.
For more information on the cemetery please click HERE.
| ||All Saints Churchyard|
The Town Council under Local Government Act 1972. Section 215 has taken over responsibility for maintaining the Churchyard, adjoining All Saints Church, when it was declared a closed churchyard. This includes ensuring that the grounds, walls and gates are kept tidy and in a state of good repair.
| ||Langport Cricket Ground|
These grounds, located Field Road, have for many years been the home of the Huish and Langport Cricket Club.
The Memorial Playing Field
Owned, jointly, by Langport Town Council and Huish Episcopi Parish Council, the field is managed by the Huish Episcopi and Langport Memorial Field Committee, set up by way of a Trust Deed.
Activities that take place on the site include football and tennis and it is also home to the local Scout group. The area has recently seen the development of a Multi Use Games Area on the old tennis courts following a successful series of funding applications.
Own and organise the Christmas Lights
Provide Hanging Baskets
Hold the Charter for the monthly Market
Own a substantial amount of land on the North Moor
Provide financial assistance to various community groups
Provide Grant Funding to local organisations
Comment on local planning applications
Liaise with local groups and other local authorities, such as the local Police, neighbouring Parish Councils, District Council and County Council
Look after the community's interests, such as renewing Town Signs
Maintain footpaths within Langport
Langport Town Trust Services -
| ||Langport Town Hall|
Located in the centre of the Town, the Town Hall was built in 1733. At various times the building has housed the town’s horse-drawn fire engine, the cells and the county court. The building is now home to Langport Town Council, Somerset Arts Week (SAW) and Chypps. In the Undercroft of the Town Hall, you will find Kelways Plants and Produce. Rooms are available for hire.
To the rear of the Town Hall stands the Walter Bagehot Town Garden, which was constructed and given to the Town Trust by Tesco when they developed their supermarket in North Street. There are picnic tables, a restored drainage pump and an information display about Walter Bagehot.
| ||The Hanging Chapel|
This interesting building, dating from around the 14th century spans the roadway on The Hill, Langport. It is currently leased to the Portcullis Lodge of the Freemasons, and has been since 1891.
Ridgway Hall is available for hire by the public, community groups and businesses. For more information please click HERE
Other Councils -
Huish Episcopi Parish Council
Parish Clerk - Jane Redfearn
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
| Somerset County Council is responsible for a number of services including:|
· Social Services,
· Public Rights of Way,
· Recycling and Waste,
· plus many more services
Somerset County Council,
0300 123 2224
|South Somerset District Council is responsible for a number of services including |
- Planning and Building Control,
- Council Tax,
- Community Safety,
- Car Parks,
- Dog Warden,
- plus many more services
South Somerset District Council,
Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT