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 online maps section of the website. You can find your Councillor's name in the Council and Democracy section of online maps, which contains a range of information about services local to you.
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Information about Electoral Wards in Mendip
The 47 Councillors are divided into the following political groups:
|Political Party||Number of Elected Councillors|
Who's Who: Mendip District Councillors
If you wish to contact all members of a political party please use the following group email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. However please note that these group email addresses are monitored by senior managers at the Council. If you have a confidential issue that you wish to discuss with a specific Councillor(s) then please use their "email@example.com" email address.
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 Deputy-Chair is appointed at the same meeting.
Political Structure and Portfolio Holders for Mendip District Council.
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.
Information to help you know what being a District Councillor at Mendip is all about.
There are a number of organisations which are independent from the Council, but have an impact on its service areas.
From time to time Councillors are nominated to act as a champion for a particular topic, on behalf of the Council
Officers have the power to make some decisions.