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Chard Town 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…

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Chard Town Council is responsible for the provision of a number of local services including allotments, cemetery, markets, parks and open spaces, street cleaning and the Tourist Information Centre…

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Chard is a market town set in South Somerset surrounded by beautiful countryside near the Devon and Dorset borders. It has a population of about 14,000 and at an altitude of 121 metres is the highest town in Somerset…

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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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Chard Town Council as a public body is responsible for its own finances. It is required to make arrangements for the proper administration of its financial affairs and to ensure that one of its officers has this responsibility…

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We have a vibrant community of clubs and organisations, there is something to do for everyone.


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