Welcome to the Parish Council

The stocks on Faulkland village green

About the parish

Hemington, Hardington and Foxcote Parish lies at very north-eastern edge of Somerset. It is a rural parish containing 260 homes, many farms and several small office businesses. There are two pubs and a thriving primary school. There are approximately 650 parishioners, many of whom have a strong sense of cooperation that is demonstrated by voluntary community projects and collective events such as the Hemington Open Weekend.

Historically, employment was in farming and coal mining. The last mine in the area closed in 1973. In common with other rural parishes the number employed on the land has reduced considerably and some farmers have diversified. Over half the people now work outside the parish, many commuting to Bath, Bristol, Frome or Trowbridge. A quarter of parishioners are retired. There are also many young families.

Job vacancy – Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Parish Council

Hemington Parish Council wishes to appoint a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer from 1 October, when the current Clerk retires.

This rural Parish of about 700 people includes Hemington, with School and Church, Hardington, Foxcote (Church). Faulkland, the main centre of population, has a playing field, village green and hall and nearby pub. The Council is currently advertising for a part-time maintenance person.

The position is for 20 hours per month. The applicant should hold the Certificate in Local Council Administration or be prepared to obtain it within two years. The council meets monthly, usually on the second Wednesday, in Faulkland Village Hall.

Closing date for applications is 21 July. Interviews will be held in the first week of August. For a person/job description or to apply, please contact pchemington@gmail.com

Job/person description

Hemington landscape

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