Get to Know your Council
What is Banwell Parish Council, what is its role and who are your Councillors?
The Role of Banwell Parish Council
The Parish Council is the closest tier of government to the community and is often the first point of call for local queries. A small amount of your Council tax goes to the Parish Council to enable community projects, services and initiatives to take place, although grant funding is also sought. The work of the Parish Council includes provision of services, giving the community a voice and improving quality of life.
You can find out more about the role of the Parish Council on our YouTube Channel, where Liz (Clerk to Council) has provided a summary: Welcome to Banwell Parish Council Video.
Who are your Parish Councillors?
We currently have 8 Councillors and have 4 vacancies. Many Parish Councillors join for a key interest, such as community projects, planning or the environment, but end up getting inspired by all sorts of Banwell related topics! You can read all about each Councillor and thier roles on the "Your Councillors" page.
You can also hear from some of our Councillors direct on our YouTube Channel:
Who are the Council employees?
The Council currently employs 2 members of Staff: Liz (Clerk to Council) and Daisy (Communications, Marketing and Grant Funding Officer.
What does Banwell Parish Council do?
It is easy to confuse the role of North Somerset Council and other organisations with the role of Banwell Parish Council. Here is a basic guide to the services/initiatives Banwell Parish Council provides
Banwell Parish Council's Services/Role include:
Street Lights (some)
Youth & Community Centre
Speed reduction initiatives
Food Club initiatives
Support Banwell Food Bank
Riverside Play Area and Rec
For other services provided by North Somerset Council, Wessex Water and the Police, have a read of the List Powers & Duties NOT the responsibility of Banwell Parish Council PDF document.
How can you get involved with the Banwell Community?
The Parish Council always welcome ideas from the residents of Banwell. If you would like to get involved with Council projects, initiatives and decision making, consider volunteering for projects and/or attending our Parish Council meetings. If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, keep an eye out on our website for vacancies.