Data Protection Policy Statement General Privacy Notice – please click on this link

Shepton Mallet Town Council complies with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation. The Council follows procedures that aim to ensure all employees, elected Members, contractors, consultants, partners or other servants or agents of the Council who have access to any personal data held by or on behalf of the Council, are fully aware of and abide by their duties under the General Data Protection Regulation.

If you would like to speak with our office about this policy, please call 01749 343984 or email

For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, or to make a complaint about how Shepton Mallet Town Council have handled your personal information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or visit or email

The Town Council has set policies and byelaws that assist the good administration of the Council. These documents are considered and approved by the full Council.

Public Space Protection Orders
The town, including Collett Park and the play areas, is subject to Public Space Protection Orders set by Mendip District Council to control anti-social behaviour. The detail of the orders can be read here: Completed MDC PSPO no.2 2018 and Completed MDC PSPO no.3 2018

Collett Park Dog Byelaw

Requires dogs to be on a lead at all time within the Park.

Collett Park Cycling Byelaw
Sets out the prohibition of cycling within the Park.

Financial Matters

Notice of conclusion of audit 2020-21

Notice of Public Rights and Summary

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 the Notice of Public Rights which includes a declaration that the accounts have not been audited. The Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2020/2021 includes the Annual Governance Statement, the Accounting Statements and the Annual Internal Audit Reports. Section 1, Section 2 and Annual Internal Audit Report.

External Auditor Report & Certificate 2020-21

External Auditor Report and Certificate 2019-20

External Auditor Report & Certificate 2018-2019

External Auditor Report and Certificate 2017-2018

External Auditor Report & Certificate 2016-2017

External Auditor Report & Certificate 2015-2016

External Auditor Report & Certificate 2014-2015

Our Internal Auditor is: Auditing Solutions Ltd., Clackerbrook Farm, 46 The Common, Bromham, WILTSHIRE SN15 2JJ
Our External Auditor is: PKF Littlejohn, 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4HD

In accordance with the Local Government Transparency Code 2015, Shepton Mallet Town Council publishes its Risk Register.

2021 Financial Risk Assessments

Community Grants and Donations awarded during the financial year 2020/21

Grants donations awarded 20-21