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Exmoor Parish Council

Welcome to Exmoor Parish Council's Website.


The new Somerset Council has published a proposed budget for 2023/24 and it includes significant cuts, most importantly for us they wish to stop filling the grit bins and bags!  Please respond by completing the consultation on the budget here: 

Click on the Appendix 1 link to see a full list of all the cuts – the grit bins and bags are item 94


Winter service - stop filling grit bins and dumpy bags

We would stop offering to fill the parish grit bins or putting out Dumpy bags

 Please note you do not need to fill in the full questionnaire  – just questions 1, 2 & 7 – it will take less than 5 minutes.

Please respond to the consultation by 10th February.

If you have the time please also email the lead for Highways at Somerset Council Mike Rigby

If you require any assistance please email the Clerk or speak to one of the Councillors.


Exmoor Parish Council is the largest and most sparsely populated parish on Exmoor, covering nearly 32 square miles with an electorate of 123 people.  The village of Simonsbath is geographically near the middle and the hamlet of Sandyway is in the south of the parish, other than that it is made up of farmland and large areas of moorland.  It is situated in the heart of the Exmoor National Park on the Devon/Somerset border, and adjoins the three parishes of Exford, Withypool and Hawkridge and Porlock on the Somerset side.

The purpose of this website it to provide information and documents relating to the Parish Council.