Public notice of Parish Council vacancy

Public Notice of Vacancy Jan 2024


Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 87 of the Local Government Act 1972 that a vacancy has occurred on the South Petherton Parish Council.

Unless a request for an election to be held is submitted in writing to the Chief Executive of Somerset Council at Electoral Services, The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT by Wednesday 14th February 2024 by ten electors for the Parish of South Petherton, the Parish Council will proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option.


Kate Alford

Clerk to the Council

Thursday 25th January 2024


Tel: 01460 241002

Address of Clerk: South Petherton Parish Council, Unit 1, Frogmary Green Farm, West Street, South Petherton, TA13 5DJ


Christmas & New Year

The Parish Office is now closed for the Christmas period and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy & peaceful 2024.

E-mails & telephones will be checked periodically between Christmas & New Year. If you need other assistance during this time – all contact details and councillor responsibilities can be found by visiting

If it is an emergency, please call 999.

Bookings Manager needed

Bookings Manager needed

South Petherton Methodist Church and Church Rooms are fantastic spaces for hire to community groups. They are well used popular spaces for many groups in South Petherton.

The current bookings manager is ceasing responsibility for bookings after 30th November 2023.

The role includes being the contact for anyone who wishes to book the spaces, maintaining the diary, raising invoices and arranging the supply of keys.

This is a voluntary position suitable to someone in the community who is interested in playing a crucial role for many community groups. It is enjoyable and does not take up much time.

To express your interest in this position please contact Terry Clark on 01460 241995 or email before 30th November 2023.

Proposed Development – Hamsfield Lane, South Petherton

Persimmon / Charles Church have launched their website this week for their proposed Planning Application. The site is to infom the public that their application for Outline Planning Permission is to be submitted in September 2023. Residents will be notified of the submission by Somerset Council and will be invited to provide comments within the statutory consultation period.

The website offers residents the chance to tell Persimmon their views on the proposed development, and it can be found at

Persimmon have also informed us that they will be distributing leaflets in the coming days, so that the community can all have a chance to engage.

South Petherton in Bloom – Thank you!

South Petherton Parish Council’s hanging baskets have been put up and look beautiful.

Huge thanks to the St James Street and Market Square residents and businesses who were able to contribute to the display this year:

Natterjacks Coffee Shop
The David Hall
Malcolm & Biddy Elliott
Minster Veterinary Surgery
Mrs A Prichard
Phoenix Fish Bar
Hamdon Financial Services Ltd
Somerset Osteopathic Clinic
Crane Property Sales Ltd
R & A Whaites
A E Stoodley & Son Funeral Directors