The Parish Council
The Parish Council is an autonomous local authority within the meaning of various acts of parliament. It is composed of representatives elected by the people of the parish to make decisions and speak on their behalf. It is a corporate body which means it exists as a legal entity, which is distinct from the rights and responsibilities of individual members.
Keinton Mandeville Parish Council has 9 members and meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the village hall at 7.30pm. Minutes and agendas of the meetings are displayed on the Parish notice board situated on the side of the village shop.
To view the Parish Council Standing Orders click - here
Date of Next Meeting
8 August 2017
Click here to view the last set of minutes.
Click here to view archive minutes and other documents.
Parish Council Publications
Parish Council Members
Parish Clerk - Sue Graham
Sun View, Babcary Lane, Keinton Mandeville, TA11 6DR
Tel: 01458 224593 or
District and County Councillors
District Councillor: Dean Ruddle
County Councillor: David Norris
Parish Council News/Notices
Test Census recruitment
Help shape the future of country by working as part of the test Census team in South Somerset
Are you looking to be part of something special? The Census is a fantastic project, dating all the way back to 1801. It’s a completely unique mission, and will involve every household in England and Wales. Because no two censuses are the same, a test is being carried out this year and they need your help!
Being a part of the preparation for the 2021 Census will mean that you make a real difference to society, and work on a project with huge significance and impact. The Office for National Statistics are looking for people with a range of skills and have both full and part time temporary roles available.
What jobs are available?
They need temporary Census Officers who go knocking from door to door. These roles could be perfect for you if you’re looking to:
• Earn some extra money
• Invest in your community
• Return to work after a break
• Earn some money whilst you study
• Work after you’ve retired
What’s in it for me?
Working on the Census is an excellent opportunity and delivers many benefits. In addition to gaining invaluable experience in the Public Sector, you’ll develop your skills and experience on a project of national significance. Being a valuable part of this one-of-a-kind project, you’ll make a real difference to your community and help to shape the future of the country. You’ll also enjoy flexible working hours.
To find out what Census jobs are available in South Somerset, visit https://www.brookstreet.co.uk/ons-census/ and click on the South Somerset link.
Planning Applications information
Planning application observations - a note to all parishoners.
When a planning application is made, the District Council have a duty to inform residents of neighbouring properties and to invite their observations. Similarly, the Parish Council is asked to consider and make observations on all planning applications in the village. Please note that South Somerset District Council DOES NOT routinely inform the Parish Council if it has received objections about the application. If you wish the Parish Council to take your comments into account in their deliberations, please make sure you either attend the Parish Council meeting in person or copy your comments to the Clerk in time for the meeting (check the date with the clerk beforehand.) Residents submitting applications are also welcome to attend the meeting at which their application will be considered. Agendas for all parish council meetings are displayed on the noticeboard on the side of the shop at least 3 clear days in advance of the meetings.
Noticec of Conclusion of Audit
The notice of conclusion of Audit, and external audit report in the Annual Return are now available to view on the Transparency Code tab.
The Parish Council has a grant budget for local groups and organisations. If you would like to apply please write to the clerk at the above address including the following information:
• The number of members from the village regularly attending the organisation.
• The amount you would like to request and on what it would be spent.
• The likely benefit to residents of the village.
Mobile Library Stops
The Mobile Library routes have been revised, as a result the library will now stop at only at Queen Street Laybay between 1.30-1.50 pm on Thursdays (every 4 weeks):
· 27th August
· 24th September
· 22rd October
· 19th November
· 17th December
· 14th January
· 11th February
· 10th March
Bollards Irving Road - Lakeview Quarry Application
A number of residents attended a recent parish council meeting to express concern over rumours that the bollards in Irving Road could be removed as part of the Lakeview Quarry Planning Application.
The applicant has since stated that the proposals do not include any proposals to remove the bollards in Irving Road, and the Highways officer has also stated that he has been advised that the bollards at Irving Road are not being removed.