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30/04/2017 Public Notice of Mayor Making on the 8th May New

The Mayor Making Ceremony will be held on Monday 8th May 2017 at 7.30pm for 8.00pm sharp in Axbridge Town Hall. All welcome to attend.

Please note that the local press may wish to photograph/video the Mayor Making Ceremony. If you plan to attend and do not wish to be included in the video, please let the Clerk Mrs Vicky Brice know upon arrival at the Town Hall.

30/04/2017 Vacancy for Town Bailiff New

The Town Council has a vacancy for the position of Town Bailiff.

The Town Bailiff is an honorary officer of the Council, who undertakes ceremonial duties at key events during the year. These include:-

  • Celebration of Axbridge Civic Service

  • Mayor Making

  • Harvest Service

  • Remembrance Service

The Town Bailiff’s main role is to represent the Town at these events, to take part in the processions and to carry and take great care of the mace. A professional and presentable image is essential and a good sense of humour is welcome! Regalia (including hat and robes) are provided! This voluntary post is a unique opportunity to play an important role in the ceremonial procedures of the Council, on behalf of the Town. Anyone interested in the position of Town Bailiff should apply, in writing, to the Clerk by 29th May 2017. Application forms are available from the Clerk and here.

Mrs V L Brice, Axbridge Town Clerk PO Box 1184, Axbridge, BS26 2WJ Tel No. 07884 264033 Email:

02/04/2017 Pictures from Civic Service 2017

There are now some pictures from the last Civic Service, where Wendy Mace recoeved a Civic Award, and Jim Lukins received the freedom of the town. Thanks to Tim Hind for the photography.

02/04/2017 Conservation Area and Listed Building guidance from Sedgemoor District Council New

Sedgemoor have published a Guide for Owners and Occupiers to Living in a Conservation Area, and a Guide for Owners and Occupiers to Living in a Listed Building.

30/01/2017 Local Plan Consultation available

Sedgemoor District Council has published a set of documents for consultation:

This is your chance to comment on the future of our town.

27/10/2016 Voices of Axbridge goes to the Somerset Heritage Centre

The South West Heritage Trust is delighted to announce that the Voices of Axbridge archive is now available for research at the Somerset Heritage Centre.

The archive was officially handed over on 17 August at a ceremony at Axbridge Town Hall attended by the Mayor, the Voices of Axbridge project team and an archivist from the Heritage Trust. Maggie Tur, the project leader, paid tribute to the hard work, dedication and good humour shown by the project volunteers, and commented that this was where the team’s job finished and the work of the Archives Service started.

The archive consists of over 100 interviews (with full transcripts) with Axbridge people, giving a very detailed picture of life in the town in times past, as well as a snapshot of life in the 21st century. Interviewees included 18 of the town’s former mayors, local business people, older residents and Civic Award winners.

The collection has now been catalogued and can be consulted at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. The Heritage Centre is open Tuesday to Friday and the morning of the second Saturday of the month. Visitors are warmly welcome to come to listen to these fascinating interviews.

For more information about visiting the Somerset Heritage Centre


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