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.

Parish News

February 2014

COUNCILLOR VACANCY
Co-opting at meeting on 16 April

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ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
7.30 p.m. on 14 May

 
Hemington landscape

Parish Council