Your Council

Broadwindsor Group Parish comprises the three Parishes of Broadwindsor, Burstock and Seaborough and includes the villages of Blackdown and Drimpton. Situated on the edge of West Dorset bordering Somerset and Devon the area has a resident population of approximately thirteen hundred.

As the first tier of government, Broadwindsor Group Parish Council is a non-political elected body, with a wide range of powers and rights laid down by Parliament. Its powers and duties essentially relate to local matters, such as looking after open spaces, allotments, play areas, and much more.

The Parish Council raises money by precept (a mandatory demand) on the District Council. The precept required by the Council is then collected by the District Council as part of the council tax levied on tax payers in the Parish.The rules and procedures governing the conduct of the Council are listed in our Standing Order.The Council is a vital part of the community, representing the views of local people, negotiating and influencing the decisions which directly affect the community and delivering important services to improve the quality of life for everyone living and working in the area.