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Council

Chard Town Council was established in 1974 following the changes in local government, it is comprised of fifteen councillors representing the town’s five wards. It has three standing committees as well as a number of working groups.

Town Councillors

Mayor of Chard Cllr Garry Shortland Mayor of Chard, Member for Avishayes Ward and sits on the Finance & Personnel, Guildhall & Amenities and Planning & Highways Committees. Cllr Shortland also sits on the Personnel Sub Committee. 1 Fairview Cot...
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District Councillors

Avishayes Ward   Cllr Garry Shortland                                                             Sits on Area West Committee, Licensing Committee and Scrutiny Committee for                         South Somerset District Council. Hillside, Forton Road, Chard TA20 2HS Tel: 01460 ...
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County Councillors

Chard North Cllr Amanda Broom 15 Dening Close, Chard, Somerset TA20 1LS Tel: 01460 62102/ Mobile: 07971109803 AJBroom@somerset.gov.uk   Chard South Cllr Gemma Verdon 52 Sweeting Close , Creech St Michael, Taunton, TA3 5F...
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Mayor

The Mayor is elected each year at the Annual Town Council meeting which is held in May. The Mayor has two roles, as Chairman of the Town Council and Civic Ambassador for the town. It is a role steeped in tradition and ceremony...
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Officers

Town Clerk Zoe Truong townclerk@chard.gov.uk     Tracy Lamb Responsible Finance Officer and Deputy Town Clerk financeofficer@chard.gov.uk     Shirley Pitman Administration Officer-Finance &...
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