Mendip District Council is Nunney’s Local Authority area of Mendip District Council. The District Council’s office is based in Shepton Mallet.
Mendip District Council is composed of 47 councillors (members) elected every four years. Councillors are democratically accountable to residents of their ward. The overriding duty of councillors is to the whole community, but they have a special duty to their constituents, including those who did not vote for them. Councillors have to agree to follow a code of conduct to ensure high standards in the way they undertake their duties.
All councillors meet together as the full Council. Meetings of the full Council are normally open to the public. Here councillors decide the Council’s overall policies and set the budget each year. The Council appoints and holds to account the Cabinet and other boards and committees, and holds debates and public question times.
Major decisions are made by the appropriate body of the Council in public meetings, which are conducted according to the rules of procedure applying to that body. Many other decisions are taken by individual Mendip District Council Constitution 12 members of the Cabinet. Most day-to-day decisions are taken by officers of the Council under powers delegated to them.
Some council functions, such as waste management, have been delegated to joint committees made up of councillors from Mendip and from other local authorities, and decisions relating to those functions are taken by the joint committee.
Things you can contact the District Council for help with include:
On the website you can also make payments online.
The main offices located at Shepton Mallet are open between 8.30am and 5pm.
Email [email protected]
Customer Services – 0300 303 8588 (between 8.30am – 5pm) (local rate)
Benefit Fraud Hotline – 0800 389 3130 (24 hour private and confidential answer machine service)
The access point is open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm.
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