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The Parish Council
The Parish Council is an autonomous local authority within the meaning of various acts of parliament. It is composed of representatives elected by the people of the parish to make decisions and speak on their behalf. It is a corporate body which means it exists as a legal entity, which is distinct from the rights and responsibilities of individual members.

Keinton Mandeville Parish Council has 9 members and meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the village hall at 7.30pm. Minutes and agendas of the meetings are displayed on the Parish notice board situated on the side of the village shop. 

To view the Parish Council Standing Orders click - here

Health Walks
A series of 4 'Health Walks' have been organised from the village during September. For further details - click here

Parish Council members
Date of Next Meeting

7 August 2018
7.30pm in the Village Hall

Click here to view the Agenda.
Click here to view the last set of minutes.
Click here to view archive minutes and other documents.
Parish Council Publications
Click here to view the "Welcome Pack"
Click here to view the Village Plan
Click here to view the Housing Survey Report

District and County Councillors
Parish Council Members
Brendan O’Hara
(01458 224574)
Highways & Parish Paths
Helen Beal
(01458 223760)
Playing Field committee
Keith Jacobs
(01458 223033)
Village Hall Committe Representative
Tom Ireland
(01458 224198)
Chris Lane
(Contact via clerk)
Richard Sutton
(01458 224660)
Kathy Low
(01458 224664)
Finance committee & Planning
Jon Sparks
(01458 223582)
Finance committee
Jean Maynard
(01458 223518)
To view the Councillors' registers of interests click here
Parish Clerk - Sue Graham
Sun View, Babcary Lane, Keinton Mandeville, TA11 6DR
Tel: 01458 224593 or
District and County Councillors
District Councillor: Dean Ruddle
County Councillor: David Norris
South Somerset 'Wellbeing'
For support to improve your health and wellbeing click on the following link
Transparency Code
Accounting and audit statements are now available to view on the Transparency Code tab.

To view the Annual Return Click here To view the Expenditure documents Click here
To view the Accounts documents Click here To view the Policy documents Click here
Parish Council News
Waste collections during hot weather

Hot weather and waste

During hot weather, waste collections may start from 6am to help crews complete their rounds; please ensure all waste containers are out by 6am (and no earlier than the night before). To check if collections are being made earlier, you may wish to visit the SWP website at, or follow SWP on Facebook or Twitter




Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

1. Date of announcement_____6 JUNE 2018_________________________(a)

2. Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR has been published with this notice. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor’s review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2018, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

(b)     Sue Graham, Responsible Finance Officer. Sun View, Babcary Lane, Keinton Mandeville TA11 6DR

commencing on (c) __Thursday 7 June 2018 _______________________

and ending on (d) ___Wednesday 18 July 2018 ________________________

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

•    The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and

•    The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is only subject to review by the appointed auditor if questions or objections raised under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 lead to the involvement of the auditor. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD


5. This announcement is made by (e) _Sue Graham, Responsible Finance Officer


(e) Insert name and position of person placing the notice ��" this person must be the responsible financial officer for the smaller authority

Message about Mobile Library Service

Please could I send my apologies to all our Somerset Mobile Library users. Unfortunately we have had a number of mechanical problems with our Mobile Library vehicle which has meant we have not been able to deliver our usual service across the County. We are working hard to resolve this issue and I am aware that for many of our customers it has been several weeks since you have received this service. Bad weather conditions with snow in February and March has also added to the difficulties.

We are committed to ensuring that we continue to support our customers so I wanted to suggest a couple of alternatives as an interim measure while we endeavour to get the vehicle back on the road.

1.����Somerset Home Library Service - currently delivered through the Royal Voluntary Service. This service is mainly delivered to customers who are housebound, however we do support a number of people who are unable to travel or access a local Library. The service is delivered through a team of volunteers who will collect and deliver books for you. To access this service you can contact Kirsty Jensen (Service Manager) on 07920 250834.

2.����You can renew your books and download EBooks through the Libraries West Web site, please also see the range of new EMagazines available -

3.���� Where possible we may also be able to offer something through your local Village Hall or Community Centre. We can look into the possibility of a book drop off and collection point supported by staff from a local Library. However this would need to be co-ordinated locally, perhaps through your Parish Council. This would only be available for the period of time where the Mobile Library is off the road. If you would like to pursue this option then please contact Mandy Lewis or Jon Wood (Library Managers) on 01823 340310

Once again please accept my apologies and be re-assured we are working hard to resolve this problem and to ensure the Mobile Library is back out and supporting our customers.

Sue Sheppard

Service Manager - Customers

Somerset Libraries

Neighbourhood Watch
The police report at the last Parish Council meeting noted that we are still being visited by opportunist thieves who are looking for unlocked or poorly secured sheds and garages. Power tools, chain saws and similar are items on the 'shopping' list. Please lock sheds, outbuildings and garages and vehicles if left unattended

Oil club
Keinton Mandeville now has an oil club, providing an opportunity to reduce the cost of your heating oil. Not only do we group your order with others in your local club but we also group other clubs' orders around you! Therefore a club with 6,000 to 10,000 litres will be joined with other local clubs in a delivery area to make one large bulk order. In many areas we now order twice a month and in some areas three times a month during the busier months, ensuring you never need to miss out on a group order.

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The Parish Council has a grant budget for local groups and organisations. If you would like to apply please write to the clerk at the above address including the following information:

�����The number of members from the village regularly attending the organisation.

�����The amount you would like to request and on what it would be spent.

�����The likely benefit to residents of the village.

Planning Applications information
Planning application observations - a note to all parishoners.

When a planning application is made, the District Council have a duty to inform residents of neighbouring properties and to invite their observations. Similarly, the Parish Council is asked to consider and make observations on all planning applications in the village. Please note that South Somerset District Council DOES NOT routinely inform the Parish Council if it has received objections about the application. If you wish the Parish Council to take your comments into account in their deliberations, please make sure you either attend the Parish Council meeting in person or copy your comments to the Clerk in time for the meeting (check the date with the clerk beforehand.) Residents submitting applications are also welcome to attend the meeting at which their application will be considered. Agendas for all parish council meetings are displayed on the noticeboard on the side of the shop at least 3 clear days in advance of the meetings.

Bollards Irving Road - Lakeview Quarry Application
A number of residents attended a recent parish council meeting to express concern over rumours that the bollards in Irving Road could be removed as part of the Lakeview Quarry Planning Application.

The applicant has since stated that the proposals do not include any proposals to remove the bollards in Irving Road, and the Highways officer has also stated that he has been advised that the bollards at Irving Road are not being removed.

Mobile phone found in happy tracks
A mobile phone has been found in Happy Tracks Park

If you think it may be yours please contact the clerk. 224593