Over Stowey is a small village and civil parish in the Sedgemoor district of Somerset, South West England.
It sits in the foothills of the Quantock Hills, just above Nether Stowey and 8 miles (13 km) north-west of Bridgwater.
The parish includes the hamlets of Plainsfield, Aley, Adscombe, Friarn and Bincombe.

What does the Parish Council Do?

  • We monitor and lobby for quality services from Sedgemoor and the County
  • We comment on Planning Applications in the Parish
  • We speak for the Parish in statutory consultations
  • We help residents if they have problems especially relating to local government
  • We assist other village organisations and clubs
  • We consult and cooperate with neighbouring Parish Councils and the AONB
  • We administer and maintain the graveyard
  • We avoid party politics
  • We support appropriate and sustainable economic development
  • We work to conserve the peace and beauty of the parish

The Parish Council Members and Responsibilities:

  • Richard Curtis (Chairman)
  • Keith Barrow (Vice Chairman) – Parish Council representative for the Village Hall and Recreational Ground Committee
  • Ben Bartlett – Forestry
  • Morley Cavill – Footpaths
  • Duncan Peaster – Planning
  • Patrick Tully – Parish Council representative for the Village Hall and Recreational Ground Committee and Planning
  • Gloria Goddard – Finance reviews

The Clerk is Amanda McMurren

Rock Salt – the Parish Council has distributed bags of rock salt to those that might need it during adverse weather conditions. There are three 4kg bags left. If anyone would like them, please contact the Clerk tel. 01278 734689 or by email: and we will organise delivery.

GDPR – click the link below to access the Over Stowey Parish Council Privacy Notices:

General Privacy Notice, May 2018

Privacy Notice – Staff, Councillors and Role Holders, May 2018

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