Your parish council
Catcott Parish Council meets monthly. The council is responsible for local issues in the village, assessing planning applications and working with other local authorities on getting roads and footpaths repaired and other issues. The council sets an annual precept which is paid as part of your council tax. For 2015/16 the precept in Catcott will raise £7,000.
The five members of the parish council were elected unopposed in May 2015. They are:
Your local council
Catcott is within the Sedgemoor District Council area in the West Poldens ward. In the May 2015 election Conservative councillor Stuart Kingham was re-elected in a straight fight with Charles Graham of the Green Party polling 963 votes to 545.
The council is controlled by the Conservatives who have 35 of the 48 seats. There are 10 Labour members, two from UKIP and one Liberal Democrat. The district council is elected once every four years.
How to contact Sedgemoor District Council: Phone 0845 408 2540 or 01278 435435
Council tax enquiries: 0845 408 2541
Planning: 0845 408 2544
Environmental services: 0845 408 2546
Stray or lost dogs: 0845 917 6520
Out-of-hours emergencies: 0800 917 6520
Your county council
Somerset is controlled by the Conservatives with 31 of the 55 seats. The Liberal democrats have 15 councillors, Labour and UKIP have three each and there are three independent members. The council is elected once every four years. The last election was in May 2013. Catcott is within the King Alfred division and is represented by Conservative councillor David Huxtable.
How to contact Somerset County Council: Phone: 0300 123 2224; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catcott is within the 500 square-mile Bridgwater and West Somerset constituency. Conservative Ian Liddell-Grainger was re-elected MP in the General Election on May 8th. He was first elected to parliament in 2001 when he succeeded former cabinet minister Tom now Lord King who had represented Bridgwater for 31 years.
How to contact Ian Liddell-Grainger MP:
Constituency office Phone: 01278 458383
House of Commons Phone: 020 7219 814
The south west is represented by six members of the European Parliament. They were elected for a five-year term in 2014. The six are Clare Moody (Labour), Ashley Fox (Conservative), Julia Reid (UKIP), Molly Scott Cato (Green), Julie Girling (Conservative) and William, the Earl of Dartmouth (UKIP).
Contact your MEP here: