THE NEXT MEETING OF
COMPTON MARTIN PARISH COUNCIL
WILL TAKE PLACE ON
MONDAY 14 JANUARY 2019
AT 7.00 P.M.
IN THE SCHOOL ROOM
NOTICE OF VACANCY
IN OFFICE OF COUNCILLOR
Compton Martin Parish Council
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
pursuant to Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, that due to the resignation of Erica Taylor a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Compton Martin Parish Council.
In accordance with Section 5(6) of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules 2006, where the vacancy occurs within six months before the day on which the councillor whose office is vacant would regularly have retired, the Council may co-opt a person to fill the vacancy. Any vacancy not filled by co-option remains vacant until the next ordinary elections.
Dated: Wednesday 13 December 2018
* In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.
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).