The Council

Trull Allotments

Trull Parish Council currently lets 26 full size plots and 10 half plots.

Rents are charged at £24 a year for a full plot and £12 a year for a half plot. Payment is due on 1st October each year.

Tenants are responsible for keeping their plots tidy and productive, and must adhere to the conditions in their tenancy agreement.

The Parish Council is responsible for providing water and liaising with neighbouring landowners over boundary maintenance.

The annual meeting of Trull Allotment tenants is designed to give plot holders a chance to report problems and make suggestions. It takes place 6.30pm in the Pearce Suite, Trull Memorial Hall, prior to the October meeting of the Parish Council.

Please contact us if you wish to place your name on the waiting list for an allotment.

There are ten seats on Trull Parish Council including one specifically for the Killams ward. Councillors are elected every four years, and the next elections will be in May 2019.

The Council has one salaried employee (the Parish Clerk). The Clerk is also the Responsible Financial Officer (RFO).

The Council meets on the third Monday of each month at 7.15pm in the Pearce Suite at Trull Memorial Hall (the August meeting is provisional only for urgent planning applications).

The Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected at the Annual Meeting of the Council in May.

The agenda for meetings is published on the website and on the official notice-board outside the Geoff Hewett Pavilion at least three working days prior to the meeting.

All Council meetings are open to the public and there is a period set aside before the start of the meeting for members of the public to raise any concerns or ask questions.

Members of the public may raise issues with any councillor or the Parish Clerk outside of meetings and request an issue to be included on the agenda.

Money spent by the Council is raised through the precept - the Parish Council’s share of the council tax. The precept demand goes to the billing authority, Taunton Deane Borough Council, which collects the tax for the Parish Council.

Trull Parish Council’s main responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a consultee for planning applications within the parish.
  • Managing and maintaining the KGV Playing Field.
  • Managing and maintaining Trull Green.
  • Managing and maintaining the Allotments. To put your name on the waiting list please contact us.
  • Reporting footpath issues to the Somerset Rights of Way team through the Parish Paths Liaison Officer.
  • Liaising with Somerset Highways Authority over road safety and maintenance.
  • Providing Grit Bins.

The Parish Council is also the qualifying body for the Trull and Staplehay Neighbourhood Development Plan which has been produced by The Neighbourhood Plan Group. You can learn more about their work here.

Although the Parish Council has limited powers to make decisions, it does have the ability to negotiate with, and influence, other organisations that do make the final decisions such as other tiers of local government, health authorities, and the police.

Trull Parish Council is in the local authority area of Somerset West and Taunton.  Our ward councillors are Cllr Sarah Wakefield and Cllr Martin Hill. They can be contacted at cllr.s.wakefield@somersetwestandtaunton and cllr.m.hill@somersetwestandtaunton.

The Somerset County Councillor representative for Comeytrowe and Trull is Alan Wedderkopp. He can be contacted on 07815 625574, or by email

The MP for the Parliamentary Constituency of Taunton is Rebecca Pow, MP (Conservative). She can be contacted through the Constituency Office:- or via her Parliamentary Office -Tel: 0207 219 3000, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA or email