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About Watchet Town Council

Watchet Council Chambers
Watchet Council Chambers


"To protect the individual character and identity of Watchet as a friendly and vibrant harbour town, and provide a safe environment for all who live and work in the town. To continually work in partnership with all sectors of the community to enhance the social and economic well being of the town's inhabitants, so it is an even better place to live, work and visit"


"Watchet Town Council works to constantly improve the quality of life for those who live, work and visit Watchet"


Legislation requires any parish/town council to publish its register on the web-site. Please Click here and follow the link to West Somerset Council website


Under the Localism Act 2011 and the new Standards Regime, all Town and Parish Councils must adopt a new Code Of Conduct by July 2012. At the full council meeting of the Watchet Town Council held on Monday 9 July 2012, the attached Code of Conduct was adopted. Click here to open the document.


Information available from Watchet Town Council under the Model Publication Scheme. Click here to open the document.


Address: Watchet Town Council, Watchet Visitor Centre, Harbour Road, Watchet, TA23 0AQ.

Telephone: 01984 633344

Email: townclerk@watchettowncouncil.org

Town Councillors

The Chair and Vice-Chair of Watchet Town Council are ex-officio members and attend all Committee Meetings.

Chair of Watchet Town Council and Mayor of Watchet

Cllr John Irven

Vice Chair of Watchet Town Council and Deputy Mayor of Watchet


Finance & General Purposes (includes Cemetery)

Cllr Hazel Bowden

Cllr Lucy Corlett-Shaw

Cllr Peter Murphy

Cllr Dave Westcott

Cllr Loretta Whetlor

Environment & Planning

Cllr Martin Brake

Cllr Cosmo Johnson

Cllr Peter Murphy

Cllr Sean Terrrett

Cllr Dave Westcott

Tourism & Leisure

Cllr Sarah Ellwood

Cllr Cosmo Johnson

Cllr John Richards

Cllr Sean Terrett

Cllr Loretta Whetlor

Watchet Community Centre Management

To be confirmed

Watchet Market

To be confirmed

Clerk to the Council

Mrs Sarah Reed

Representatives on Outside Bodies

Councillors also represent Watchet Town Council on outside bodies e.g. Coastal Communities Team, Watchet Market House Museum, Memorial Ground Management Committee, Area Panel, Carnival Committee etc. Click here to see which councillor represents the council on what organisation.