Priddy is a geographically 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.


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 was held on the village green since 1348 when it reputedly moved up from Wells because of the black death. The fair took place annually on the Wednesday nearest the 21st August. The future of the fair remains uncertain having been cancelled for a number of years

Priddy Parish Council is governed by policies which are reviewed annually or biannually.

Standing Orders - Feb 22

Financial Regulations - Sep 21

Code of Conduct - May 22

Planning Procedure - Jan 22

Data Protection Policy - Dec 21

Complaints Procedure - Dec 21

Press & Media Policy - Jan 22

Equal Opportunities

Equality & Diversity 

Document Retention Policy - Feb 22

Scheme of Publication


The Council sets up Working Groups to research and recommend on specific areas. Working Groups are governed by Terms of Reference:

Traffic Calming Advisory Group

Other documents that inform the Council's Financial Management are:

Financial Risk Assessment

Asset Register


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