Ditcheat Parish Council

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Welcome to Ditcheat Parish Council

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 News and Events

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Due to the resignations of Hilary Lynne Harrison and Robert Carson there are two vacancies for a Parish Councillor for Ditcheat Parish Council.

If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice, a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BT by TEN electors for the Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council by co-option.

Pam Griffiths                                             1st August 2021

Clerk to the Council, the Proper Officer for this purpose.

 * In computing any period of time for this purpose, a Saturday, Sunday, day of the Christmas break, of the Easter break or of a bank holiday or day appointed for public thanksgiving or mourning must be disregarded.


Following the end of the legislation that allowed Parish Councils to hold meetings remotely, all meetings are now held face to face, and unless otherwise indicated on the agendas will be held in the Church Room.

The Parish Council welcomes attendance at council meetings.  

Pam Griffiths

Clerk to Ditcheat Parish Council


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update.

Please be reassured that Ditcheat Parish Council is continuing to coordinate help and support for anyone who requests assistance either because they are ill/self-isolating or because their family/friends/help are themselves unable to give assistance.  The Parish Council continues to maintain a list of people who would be happy to help those who need support

Anyone wishing to be contacted to either offer or receive help should email the clerk@ditcheatparishcouncil.org.uk confirming that they are giving authority for their contact details to be held and used for the purposes of:

  • sending out information, including that that they have, or suspect they have, contracted coronavirus
  • receiving requests for assistance
  • receiving offers of help

The information will be held by Ditcheat Parish Council for a period of no more than 1 year and deleted sooner once the situation has resolved. In extraordinary circumstances if parishioners do not have access to email then please call the Clerk on  01749 860443 in which case please leave your name, contact details (telephone number) and reason for your call. Please do not include any other personal health details in either emails or telephone messages. The Parish Council is not able to offer any health related advice or support.

Latest Coronavirus updates from Somerset County Council


We evaluate local planning applications and work with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups. 

We set an annual local rate to cover the Council’s operating costs.


Our role includes initiating projects for maintaining and repairing parish facilities.

We consult with the District Council on maintaining, repairing, and improving highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning.


We are also responsible for conservation, including trees and listed buildings, and environmental issues.

Parish Noticeboard and Useful Links

Parish Calendar

Meetings and events dates

Somerset Choices

Advice on care and support services

Mendip District Council

Parish Council Meetings

Information on our meetings 

Fosse Trinity News

Local Parish Magazine

Somerset County Council

Rubbish Collection

Information on waste collection

Ditcheat Parish Church

The Church of St Mary Magdalene

Alhampton Chapel

Alhampton Chapel

Somerset Libraries

Information on library services

Travel Somerset

Travel News

Contact Us

You can contact the Parish Clerk: Pam Griffiths:

Email: clerk@ditcheatparishcouncil.org.uk
Phone: 01749 860443

Wayside Cottage
Shepton Mallet