Milverton Parish Council consists of 12 Councillors. Councillors are elected every four years with the next election due in 2023.
The Council is led by the Chair, who is elected annually in May, and is supported by a Clerk and a Responsible Finance Officer, who are employed on a part time basis. Meetings of the Council are held at the Victoria Rooms in Milverton on the first Monday of each month (excluding Bank Holidays), normally commencing at 7pm. The Parish Council have delegated powers to determine planning applications for development (as defined in the Planning Act) and carryout planning site visits in advance of meetings. In addition there are Allotment, Emergency Planning, Amenities, Personnel and Urgency Committees which each meet a couple of times a year.
The Parish Council’s annual precept is around £27,000 pa, from which it provides a number of important local services including the village allotments and the provision of public toilets. The Council also supports a number of local groups and organisations that provide valuable services throughout the area.
Somerset West and Taunton Council and Somerset County Council are the main providers of local government services in the area, but the Parish Council plays an important role in bringing issues to their attention and ensuring that the interests of local people are properly met.