Welcome to the Stoke St Michael Parish Council Members’ Handbook. This handbook has been prepared to provide information for new and current Councillors outlining their role and duties as well as providing information for the public.
Contact Information for the Parish Clerk:
Telephone: 01749 343910 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.stokestmichaelpc.org
Councillors and Wards
The Councillors, their contact details can be found on the councillor details page
The Ward Councillors are Alan Townsend – Mendip District Councillor and Phillip Ham – Somerset County Councillor
Councillors agree to work under the Councillor Code of Conduct and are guided by the Good Councillor Guides produced by NALC:
Following the lifting of Covid restrictions physical meetings will recommence in Stoke St Michael War Memorial Hall.
Meetings are usually held every six weeks on a Thursday, although there may be additional meetings throughout the year. Public participation is encouraged at meetings.
All information can be found on the Planning Applications Page, this also includes a link to the Planning Portal
Key Documents for Councillors
All financial documents can be found on the Finance Page, this includes the Annual Budget, Asset List, Annual Governance and Accountability Return and details on the Inspection of Accounts.
Information on Grants including the application form can be found on the Grants Policy.
The Council’s Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and other policies can be found on the Policies Page.
Legal Topic Notes from NALC
The legal topic notes provide extensive guidance and those relevant to Stoke St Michael Parish Council have been downloaded to a Legal Topics page for Councillor information.
Local Councils have a wide range of powers and duties, here are the main ones, it is not a complete list of every single power and duty.