About Crewkerne Town Council
The purpose of the Town Council is to assist in making the community in Crewkerne vibrant and sustainable. The Town Council consists of twelve elected Town Councillors, who undertake duties unpaid and in their own time. With the support of a team of officers and grounds staff, the Town Council provide facilities, services and events from it’s budget.
Residents are kept updated by a quarterly newsletter with information relating to matters affecting the town.
Crewkerne Town Council is accredited through the Local Council Award Scheme.
Crewkerne Town Council is separate from South Somerset District Council (which coordinates things like waste collections, housing and planning) and from Somerset County Council (which is responsible for things like roads, gritting, lighting, education, libraries and social services). You can find out more about the responsibilities for different levels of local government here. The Town Council does provide comments to higher levels of local government on issues outside of the Town Councils direct powers, but which effect the town.