Town council resignations

November 2nd, 2020|

In the last week three councillors have resigned from Shepton Mallet Town Council. Those three councillors also held positions of responsibility within the council as Chair, Vice Chair and Chair of the Human Resources Committee. [...]

A Warm Welcome to Two New Councillors

September 17th, 2020|

Following the full council meeting on 08 September, we are pleased to welcome two new councillors to Shepton Mallet Town Council. The two casual vacancies were filled by co-option at the full town council meeting. [...]

You don’t want to miss out on..

August 20th, 2020|

Community grants & donations Are you involved in a local organisation that requires funding towards a local project? Shepton Mallet Town Council operates two schemes which award grants or donations to local organisations to help [...]

One Somerset Proposal

July 7th, 2020|

At the council meeting on 30th June 2020 the town council had an opportunity to discuss the proposal to disband the county council and the district councils in Somerset to create One Somerset. This proposal [...]

Year-end Accounts 2019/2020

July 1st, 2020|

The council is required to complete and submit to its External Auditor an Annual Return. The public have the right to inspect the accounts of the council. Details of the inspection period are shown in [...]

MDC COVID-19 Briefing

June 24th, 2020|

MDC COVID-19 Briefing Issue 7 21st June, 2020 Latest News High street businesses will not face eviction for non-payment of rent The Government will extend measures to prevent high street businesses facing eviction from 30th [...]

Councillor Vacancy

June 16th, 2020|

A second town Councillor vacancy exists in the West Ward of Shepton Mallet with immediate effect. Further details are attached in this notice. If no by-election is called by the residents of West Ward, then [...]

Black Lives Matter rally in Collett Park

June 11th, 2020|

Shepton Mallet Town Council has been made aware that there will be a Black Lives Matter rally in Collett Park on Saturday 13 June 2020. We were only informed of this on Tuesday 9 June. [...]

Councillor Vacancy

June 10th, 2020|

A town councillor vacancy exists in the West Ward of Shepton Mallet with immediate effect. Further details are attached in this notice. If no by-election is called by the residents of West Ward, then the [...]

Postponement of Meeting

May 26th, 2020|

The Extraordinary meeting of the town council planned for this evening (26 May 2020), where an urgent grant request from the leisure centre was to be considered, is postponed. The council has asked the leisure [...]

Full Town Council Meeting- Members of the public are welcome

May 19th, 2020|

A Full Town Council meeting is being held this evening, via Zoom. Members of the public are all welcome to join. Details to access the Zoom meeting: Meeting ID: 844 3614 6859 Password: 875440

Every Mind Matters

May 5th, 2020|

Every Mind Matters is now tailored to support people through social distancing and home isolation. Find guidance, advice and tips on how to maintain your mental well being if you need to stay at home [...]

You are not Alone

April 20th, 2020|

There is never an excuse for domestic abuse, no matter what the circumstances are. For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse, it is important to remember that there is help and support [...]

Full Town Council Virtual Meeting

April 10th, 2020|

This will be happening via Zoom.  Should members of the public wish to attend the meeting or present a question to the Councillors, please email by midday on Wednesday 15th April 2020. Full Council [...]

Chairman’s Report – 12th March 2020

March 12th, 2020|

I wish I was a bit more creative with an extensive knowledge of the arts, music and culture. That said I have been known to turn up to many an Airborne concert!  However, mostly, and [...]

Chairman’s Report 5th March 2020

March 5th, 2020|

As days lengthen and we get glimpses of Spring in-between the many recent storms, we can see trees and shrubs budding and breaking into leaf.  It’s my favourite time of year with anticipation of lush [...]

Chairman’s Report 27th February 2020

February 27th, 2020|

  We’ve had two weekends of being weatherbeaten first by Storm Ciara, then Storm Dennis, followed by more rain. I can only hope that calmer weather will return soon. However another “storm” is fast approaching [...]

Chairman’s Report – 13th February 2020

February 13th, 2020|

What a wild weekend the tropical storm Clara gave us! Many sporting events had to be cancelled, and yet again floods inundated communities in England.  Thank goodness, Shepton got off relatively lightly this time. We [...]

Call for volunteers!

February 12th, 2020|

Are you interested in joining a team of volunteers hosting an event on Saturday 15th February 2020 at Shape Mendip in Shepton Mallet? We have been commissioned by the councils in Somerset to host a [...]

We’re Hiring!!

February 12th, 2020|

SHEPTON MALLET TOWN COUNCIL PROJECT OFFICER SSCP 24 to 28 (£27,905 to £31,371) pro rata Shepton Mallet Town Council has created a new role for an enthusiastic and professional Project Officer, to develop and deliver [...]

Becoming a Volunteer

January 29th, 2020|

Are you looking at becoming a Volunteer in 2020? Somerset residents looking for a New Year's resolution would be warmly welcomed to join the growing army of volunteers in the country.  there are roles to [...]

Shepton Mallet: A Town on the up

January 22nd, 2020|

Not only has Nub News hit 60,000 page view on their website, Shepton Mallet town is on the up. Thank you for a brilliant article and well worth the read. Click Here for article   

Christmas Lighting Scheme

January 9th, 2020|

Shepton Mallet Town Council are welcoming expressions of interest from festive lighting companies for the Town's annual display. These should be received by 1st March 2020, a tender process will then be undertaken for a [...]

Have your Say 2019!

October 1st, 2019|

We want to hear from the people who live and work in Shepton Mallet.  We have just three questions for you, all about Shepton Mallet. Your answers will go towards shaping the new vision and [...]

Loss of local veteran

October 1st, 2019|

The funeral of 97 year old, long time Shepton resident and Royal British Legion member, Edwin (Ted) Madgwick will be held at Mendip Crematorium at 10.30am on Friday 4th October 2019. Ted served in the [...]

Consultation on proposed reforms to permitted development rights to support the deployment of 5G and extend mobile coverage

September 19th, 2019|

This consultation will be considered at the Town Development and Planning meeting on Tuesday 8th October 2019 at 7.00pm In the meantime, individuals can also respond by following this link.   


July 16th, 2019|

During Somerset Art Weeks Festival ’19, 21 Sept - 6 Oct, ACE-funded arts project ‘B-Wing’ is making site-responsive contemporary artworks in the unique spaces of B-Wing, Shepton Mallet Prison. As part of the project, B-Wing [...]

Margo & Mr Whatsit

June 20th, 2019|

Do you have an imaginary friend?  A little piece of mischief only you can see? Sophia’s imaginary friend is Mr Whatsit.  No matter where Sophia finds herself living, he’s always there with a joke to [...]

Get involved in the local Community

March 21st, 2019|

Want to get involved in the local community? Have you thought about becoming a Councillor for your Town? Want to stand in the local election 2019? Are you: * A qualifying UK or Commonwealth  or [...]

Flexercise Workshop

January 15th, 2019|

Age UK Somerset is continuing its campaign to get our older residents moving, more often, through a chair based activity session called Flexercise. The workshops are aimed at people who work with or have an [...]

Gas Pipe upgrade in Shepton Mallet

December 20th, 2018|

Information can be found in the link below about gas pipes upgrades in Shepton Mallet.   Gas Pipe upgrade in Shepton Mallet   Wales & West Utilities Customer Service Team will be able to answer [...]

Town Clerk, Sam Winter is moving on

November 22nd, 2018|

Shepton Mallet Town Council’s Town Clerk, Sam Winter, is moving on to pastures new. Those who know Sam agree that she has been a real asset to the town over the last two years. She [...]

In Memory of Ian Murray

November 5th, 2018|

It is with a very heavy heart that the Town Council heard of the recent death of Ian Murray. Ian was a very well-liked man whose honest and friendly character left a positive mark on [...]

Shepton Mallet Carnival 2018 Road Closure

November 1st, 2018|


In Memory of Ken Smith

October 25th, 2018|

It is with great sadness that the Town Council must report the death of Ken Smith, Chairman of the Shepton Mallet Twinning Association. Ken served as an officer of the Association for the last 12 [...]

Vote for Collett Park!

September 11th, 2018|

Vote for your favourite park and show how the UK loves parks The experts at Keep Britain Tidy have had their say and in July  Collett Park, Shepton Mallet was awarded a prestigious Green Flag [...]

Improvements to Collett Park

May 16th, 2018|

A feasibility study is underway to consider what improvements might be made to Collett Park, its facilities and its buildings. The Town Councillors and helpers will be showcasing ideas and taking suggestions from the community [...]

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