Council Roles & Responsibilities

The Town Council is Responsible for...

  • Raising money through local council tax (known as the precept)
  • Looking after community buildings and assets including the Market House, The Roundhouse and the Cemetery.
  • Management of the Donald Pither Memorial Ground Trust incorporating the Field and Pavillion.
  • Hiring out the Shambles, Undercroft, Cobbles & Assembly Room for events, weddings, parties and meetings. 
  • Providing and maintaining Play area equipment
  • Looking after the public toilets and bus shelters
  • Maintaining the Horse Pond & War Memorial
  • Providing grants to help local organisations.
  • Providing views on Planning applications
  • Acting as the lead body on the Neighbourhood Plan
  • Undertaking projects to benefit the local community such as Fairfield, The Pavillion, working with Ansford Parish Council.
  • Providing volunteer run tourist & Community Information Point for Events, Services and Venues. 
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