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The next Parish Council is on 3rd September 2014, 7.30pm at the Priddy Village Hall, Priddy. The agenda is now on the  
Parish Council Meeting Minutes, Agenda and other Information 
 page.
 
Welcome to Simon Eastham who has joined the Parish Council and to Glenda Collier and Judith Coles who have joined the PARC Committee.
 

                                The Folk Festival in full swing on Priddy Green.

WELCOME TO PRIDDY PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE

Priddy is a large Parish situated high on the Mendip Hills above Wells in Somerset. Wholly within the Mendip Hills AONB, the parish stretches from Burrington Coombe in the west, Pen Hill in the east and from Harptree in the north to the Mendip escarpment in the south.

The population live in a number of scattered settlements including Eastwater, Nordach, Charterhouse and Yoxter with the greater number of people living in and around Priddy with it's historic village greens and hurdle stack.
 
Priddy School, St Laurences Church and the Village Hall are located next to the upper village green and the village and surrounding countryside is popular with walkers, cyclists, horse riders and cavers visiting nearby Swildons Hole, one of the largest cave systems in the south west. A plaque showing the underground passages in relation to the village can be found at one end of the lower village green.
 
Priddy is famous for the annual Sheep Fair which has been held on the village green since 1348 when it reputedly moved up from Wells because of the black death. The fair takes place annually on the Wednesday nearest the 21st August. More recently Priddy Folk Festival which takes place in July has become a popular attraction.
 
The Parish Council formed in 1970 from the Parish Committee has seven members and a part time clerk. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday in the month at the village hall.
 
Parish Council information including agenda and minutes are available to download from the  Parish Council Meetings page. The meeting calendar can be found on the  Meetings Calendar page.
 
The Parish Council has two main committees, the Parish Amenities, Recreation and Countryside Committee which deals with the maintenance and protection of the village greens and issues connected with roads, highways and by-ways, common land, public access land and the like. The Sheep Fair Committee which organises and runs the annual sheep fair and information about the fair committee can be found on the  Sheep Fair Committee page along with the results of the recent referendum. 

The Parish Council audited Annual Return for the year ending 31st March 2013 can now be viewed on the Annual Return and Accounts 2012/13 page. 


Information about Monday Club meetings is now on the Parish Societies, Clubs and Organisations page.

The Priddy History Group programme for 2014 is now on the 

Bookings for Priddy Village Hall are now handled by Chris Dyke - see Priddy Village Hall page for details.

There will be no Priddy Fair in 2014 ~ more information on the Sheep Fair Committee page. Notes on the village meeting held on 12th March are also available on this page. 

Police advice - keep an eye on your oil storage tanks.
PARKING ON PARISH ROADS - Drivers are reminded that the Highway Code sections 239, 248 and 249 give details of on road parking. You should not park facing on-coming vehicles during daylight hours unless in a recognised parking bay and you must not park facing on-coming vehicles at night when you should also show parking lights on roads with a speed limit of more than 30mph (in other words all parish roads) 

Group Oil Buying - see the News & Events page for details on how to join the scheme.

NEW ~ Details of Bank Holiday refuse collections for 2014 and information about revised recycling centre opening hours can be viewed on the News & Events page

 
The photographs on this website are copyright Alan Butcher unless otherwise stated.