By Harry Mottram: It’s essentially a house meeting when a family comes together to hear from each member – what their concerns are and what they’ve been up to. Except in this case the family is the town of Axbridge with all its constituent parts with The Annual Assembly Meeting. The Carnival Committee, the chaps from the Axe Valley Men’s Shed, the Women of Axbridge Group, the Parochial Charities and many other groups with the chance to inform the audience in the Town Hall with an over view of their work.

The Axbridge Annual Assembly Meeting is at 8pm on Monday March 4, 2024, in Axbridge Town Hall, with the clerk to the council Mrs V L Brice and the Town Council’s councillors led by Councillor Franchesca Mitton, Mayor of Axbridge. The meeting is mandatory – all Parish and Town Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Assembly between the dates of 1st March and 1st June (inclusive). They are not Council meetings but a meeting of registered electors and only those who are on the current electoral roll will be eligible to vote on any proposal but is open to all residents and of course is free to attend. One of the most popular items on the agenda is the local police report – which can give an insight into crime and the Force’s priorities in crime fighting. The public can ask questions but to ensure you can speak talk to the clerk before the meeting to check it is possible.


1. Apologies for absence 

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 6 March 2023 – to confirm as a correct record

3. Police Report 

4. Report from the Town Council 

5. Somerset Councillor(s) Report 

6. School Governor’s Report 

7. Presentations and/or accounts from: 

Axbridge Action Group Pageant Committee
Axbridge Active Living Parochial Charities
Axbridge & District Museum Trust Rotary Club
Axbridge Community Theatre Sports and Social Community Association
Blackberry Carnival Town Trust
Chamber of Commerce Village Agent
Cheddar Guides & Cheddar Valley Rangers Warm Spaces Group
Handbells Group Women of Axbridge Group (WAGs)
Men’s Shed

8. Other Business 

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