Langport Town Council is made up of a maximum of 11 councillors. These are members of the local community who are elected for a maximum term of office of 4 years.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 7.30 p.m, in the ground floor meeting room of Langport Town Hall, Bow street. Occasionally there is a need, for administrative reasons, to change the date and/or venue of the monthly meeting. When this does happen the date will be shown on the Meeting Notice in a distinctive colour.
Copies of the Public Notice announcing the date and time of Town Council Meetings are posted on the Town Council Notice Board, which is located at the front of Langport Town Hall. A copy of this notice can also be found in the 'Your Council' section of this website. The notice, which includes notification of the items of business to be discussed, is normally posted on the Tuesday preceeding the Town Council meeting.
With the exception of the Annual Town Council Meeting, which is always the May meeting, all Town Council Meetings start with a Public Question Time,of 15 minutes, at the beginning of every meeting during which members of the public are allowed to raise any issue. No decisions can be made on items raised during this time, unless the item is already on the agenda, but it will be added to the following months agenda if Councillors feel that it is appropriate.
At the Annual Town Council Meeting there is certain business that has to be conducted, by law, before anything else takes place. At this meeting the Public Question Time will take place once all the statutory business has been conducted.
The Council is also responsible for organising the Annual Town Assembly. This must take place between 1st March and 1st June (inclusive) in any 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.