Chair of the Council

The Chair of the Council is appointed by the council each year, usually in May, and chairs meetings of the full council.

The Chair represents the district on ceremonial occasions, welcomes national and international visitors and attends events organised by local people and community groups. The current:

Contact the Chair

  • by completing the Chair’s booking form and attaching it to the general enquiries online form
  • in writing to Civic Office, Somerset West and Taunton Council, PO Box 866, Taunton TA1 9GS or
  • by telephoning the Civic and Engagement Specialist on 0300 304 8000

Please only contact the Civic Office if the matter is with reference to an engagement, other issues should be reported through the general enquiries online form.

To invite the Chair to attend one of your events, please complete the Chair's booking form.

Political stance

Regardless of their political affiliation whilst acting as an elected Councillor, during their yearlong office the Chair is obligated to be impartial and represent the council and district as a whole.