COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL
PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY
This is a great opportunity to get involved in the affairs of the local community with such matters as local planning, promoting local schemes and being involved with local activities and concerns.
Be a voice for the community of Compton Martin.
There are eleven scheduled parish council meetings each year, including the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting. There is a need to attend other ad hoc meetings as and when necessary. You will be aged 18 and over and on the Compton Martin Register of Electors.
Professional training will be provided.
If you are interested in putting your name forward or you require further information please write, telephone and/or email by 7 June 2019.
The Old Mill, Mill Lane, Compton Martin.
Tel: 01761 221702
Compton Martin lies in the west of Bath and North East Somerset, straddling the A368 and nestling below the north slopes of the Mendip Hills approximately midway between Bath and Weston-super-Mare, with Brisol 12 miles to the north and Wells over the Mendip Hills to the south. It is within the Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and part of the village is also a conservation area.
The population has remained fairly static, despite the changing face of life, the loss of the hamlet of Moreton under the waters created for the Chew Valley Lake in the 1950s, and a large area of "top of Mendip" to Priddy, when Avon was formed.
The village is primarily a commuter based village now, with only two farms remaining with large dairy herds and some local and home based businesses.
There are two halls, The Old Schoolroom was the school from 1843 to 1950 and is next door to the Church. The Village Hall at the east end of the village was built as a memorial after the First World War.
One public house remains, the Ring 'o Bells, which is in the centre of the village. The local shop (since the 1840s) sadly closed in 2001, but we retained the Post Office.
Our twelfth century church "is considered one of the finest specimens of Norman architecture" in Somerset (Ref: Pevsner) with a twisted column and a very rare columbarium (a pigeon loft).