The Parish Council of Combe Florey is at risk of dissolution for lack of interest. According to the Somerset County Gazette, there are only two council members remaining in their seats as a result of others having resigned. The Parish Council cannot act unless additional councilors can be found. To fill in the present gap, the Taunton Deane Borough Council is allowing the Combe Florey Parish Council to co-opt two of its own members in order to make up a quorum until new Parish Councilors can be appointed or elected, as the case may be.
It is not the Parish Council, however, that has been unable to act in the case of approving planning permission for repair of the Waugh Family grave sites adjacent to the Church of St Andrew in Combe Florey. See earlier post. That matter must be resolved by the Taunton Deane Borough Council’s planning authorities (Combe Florey parish apparently being a constituent part of that borough) or by the Archdiocese of Taunton, as the owners of the churchyard, or both. The Parish Council of Combe Florey is a civil agency independent of the church, which also has a “parish” made up of the church members, but that’s another story.