Local Councillors decide how the Council should carry out its various activities. They represent the public interest as well as individuals living within the Ward (or area) they represent.
To find out who your Councillor is simply type your postcode in the postcode search box or visit the My Mendip section of the website. You can find your Councillor's name in the Council and Democracy section of My Mendip, which contains a range of information about services local to you.
The 47 Councillors are divided into the following political groups:
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If you wish to contact all members of the Council please use the following group email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org plus email@example.com plus firstname.lastname@example.org, plus the two Independent members, namely, email@example.com and Cllr.Height@mendip.gov.uk
To find out more about your councillor, including how to contact them, click on their name to visit their dedicated page.
The Chair is elected by the District Councillors at the Annual Meeting in May each year. The Vice-Chair is appointed at the same meeting.
The Conservative Party holds administration
Councillors will attend public meetings to represent their constituents.
The elected members (Councillors) each get a Basic Allowance. A number of elected members also get a Special Responsibility Allowance for the extra responsibility that some have at the Council.
Complaints about Councillors in the Mendip area can be made direct to Mendip District Council.
Portfolio Holders have the power to make decisions.
The Council's current Corporate Plan is underpinned by two corporate priorities.
This booklet is designed to help you know what being a District Councillor at Mendip is all about.
From time to time Councillors are nominated to act as a champion for a particular topic, on behalf of the Council