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Your Parish Council

Brushford Parish Council represents the interests of the village and the whole parish, including the hamlets of Exebridge (Somerset), Nightcott, Upcott, Bere, West Knowle and Oldways End.

The Parish Council has few powers and not very much money, so to meet the needs of the parish it works through persuasion and facilitation, and in partnership with other organisations and councils.

County and District Councils do not have to do what the Parish Council tells them to do, but it is hard for them to completely ignore the Parish Council if we are determined.

If you feel strongly about something, the most effective way of persuading the Parish Council to pursue it on your behalf is to come to a Parish Council meeting, which are held on the second Tuesday of every month throughout the year, and tell us directly what needs doing and why. Every Parish Council meeting is open to the public, and there is always an opportunity for members of the public to speak. You do not need to tell us in advance that you wish to speak, but doing so helps us to plan the meeting agenda.

Alternatively, you can raise issues by writing to the Parish Clerk, or by speaking directly to any Parish Councillor.

There are seven Parish Councillors and a part-time Parish Clerk. They may be contacted as follows:

Chair

Nick Prouse,
M: 0781 778 9710
E: nickprouse@googlemail.com

Vice Chair

Frances Takel,
T : 01398 324147
E : francestakel@yahoo.co.uk

Sarah Cookson
M : 0779 221 3818
E : sarahmuffet@hotmail.com

Jane Sandiford
T : 01398 323927

Terry Wilson
T : 01398 323212
E : barbarawilson944@googlemail.com

David Garth
M: 07946 137466
E:davidgarthbpc@btinternet.com

Howard Albery
T : 01398 324587
E : h.albery172@btinternet.com

Parish Clerk
Clive Knight
T : 01398 331917
E : cliveknight@me.com

District Councillors:

Nick Thwaites
T : 0788 799 2140
E : nick.thwiates@gmail.com

Bruce Heywood
T : 01398 341566
E : bruceheywood@hotmail.com

County Councillor

Frances Nicholson
T : 01398 341502
E : fmnicholson@somerset.gov.uk

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