Welcome . . .
Welcome to the Goathurst Parish Council website.
The parish of Goathurst lies to the west of Bridgwater in Somerset, hidden at the foot of the Quantock Hills, access is via small country lanes and although only three miles from Bridgwater it has the appearance of an isolated rural community. The parish contains the village of Goathurst, the small hamlets of Andersfield and Huntstile and a number of scattered farms and lone dwellings. The parish is home to the Halswell Estate, which includes the Grade I Listed House and the Grade II Registered Park and Garden, of particular note are the Temple of Harmony (managed by the Halswell Park Trust) and Robin Hoods Hut (managed by the Landmark Trust). The parish boasts an active Village Hall and an interesting and unusual church. More information about the parish can be found on the Quantock online website.
The Parish Council consists of five local councillors and a clerk. We meet bi-monthly in Goathurst Village Hall and work alongside other agencies including Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council, Wessex Water, the AONB Quantock Hills, Community Police Beat Officers and others. Parish information is provided on the notice board, via the magazine and on this website. Our role includes keeping the communal areas of the parish clean, tidy and maintained, reporting road safety and maintenance issues, consultation on planning issues and offering support to other community organisations.