|The national rules changed in
August 2014 to make councils, including parish and town councils, more
transparent and accountable to their local communities. Members of the
public can use modern technology and communication tools to report on
meetings they attend.
A Plain English Guide is available, giving practical information about what these new rules on openness mean, and how they apply to all the body’s committees, sub-committees and any joint committees involving two or more bodies.
15 October 2014
Wedmore Parish Council's meeting was recorded for the first time on 15 October 2014. Here is the complete meeting:
19 November 2014
The next meeting to be recorded was on 19 November 2014. Here is the complete meeting:
In 2002 Wedmore Parish Council initiated the Isle Of Wedmore Community Appraisal and Parish Action Plan. To date it is by far the most comprehensive research into how the Parishioners of Wedmore want our village to develop - and indeed one of the most comprehensive appraisals conducted anywhere in the country. Other parishes still refer to it as a shining example of how it should be done.
In 2004 this Plan was formally adopted by the Parish Council. Why is it so important? Simply because, with 795 respondents in the Parish, it is statistically still the most robust analysis of what we all want that exists anywhere.
An exhibition of the Community Appraisal was held in Wedmore Village Hall and you can read the complete findings by clicking on the following link:
So what were the top Needs, Concerns and Wants in Wedmore?
Follow this link to find out, but in summary:
The biggest problems were HGVs, speeding vehicles and
dangerous parking. 35% of all parishioners live on one of the two B roads
that intersect in Wedmore, and for these 1,000 people the traffic problem
in the centre of the village had become a nightmare.
What is your view?
How well has the Parish Council performed in 10 years at addressing these needs, and others identified in the Community Appraisal?