http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wookey_Hole

 

There are three tiers of local government

  1. Parish council (St Cuthbert Out)

  2. District council (Mendip)

  3. County Council (Somerset)

 

Our local MP is James Heapey (Conservative) (http://www.jamesheappey.org.uk/).

 

See his latest activity on They Work For You http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/25438/james_heappey/wells

 

 

Parish Council - St Cuthbert Out - http://www.stcuthbertoutwellsparishcouncil.co.uk/

 

with (Dinder, Wookey Hole and East, West and South Horrington. It also includes the smaller settlements of Burcott, Coxley, Dulcote, Easton, Launcherley, Lower Milton, Polsham, Southway, Upper Milton and Worminster)

 

The Parish council is the first tier of local government. It covers

  • Use of land, and sale or ownership of land

  • Community resources including telephone boxes, litter bins, bus shelters and footpaths

  • Recreational facilities such as playing fields and parks

  • Community centres, halls and other public buildings

  • Planning issues, and the public notification of planning applications

The Parish council also oversees the neighbourhood plan
http://www.sco-plan.org.uk/

 

There are five parish councillors representing St Cuthbert Out North ward (which includes Wookey Hole). Their details can be found here: http://www.stcuthbertoutwellsparishcouncil.co.uk/meet-the-councillors.php

 

You can find the details of meeting and minutes here

 

Mendip Council - http://www.mendip.gov.uk/resident

 

Mendip council is second tier. It covers:

  • housing
  • waste collection
  • council tax collection
  • local planning
  • licensing
  • cemeteries and crematoria

 

The District Councilor for St Cuthbert Out North is Ron Forrest  - http://www.mendip.gov.uk/councillorronaldforrest

 

Somerset Council - http://www.somerset.gov.uk/

 

Somerset council is third tier. It covers:

  • waste management
  • education
  • libraries
  • social services
  • transport
  • strategic planning
  • consumer protection
  • police
  • fire

 

The County Councilor that covers Mendip West is Cllr Graham Noel  http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/council/member.asp?member_id=190

 

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