Shepton Mallet Town Council is the local authority for the beautiful and historic market town of Shepton Mallet. We’re the third tier of local government after Somerset County Council and Mendip District Council. The Town Council has 16 councillors who are elected every 4 years.
Shepton Mallet is a small, vibrant and community-focused market town and civil parish in the Mendip District of Somerset.
The town is about 16 miles (26 km) south-west of Bath, 18 miles (29 km) south of Bristol and 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Wells, with a population of about 11,000.
The Mendip Hills lie to the north and the River Sheppey runs through the town, as does the route of the Fosse Way, the main Roman road into south-west England.
The medieval wool trade gave way to industries such as brewing in the 18th century. The town remains noted for cider production and there is a wide range of industry and commerce based in and around the town to this day.
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