The Parish Council.

Seven Councillors represent Kentisbury and three from Trentishoe.  Because Trentishoe is very small, often parishioners from Kentisbury make up the number of Trentishoe Councillors.

Councillors are dedicated to represent people in the community and try hard to ensure that the views are put forward.  They have a broad age range and come from many varied walks of life, all with the intention of serving the community to which they have been elected to the best advantage of the Parishes.

Kentisbury is one of the Parishes within the Rural Alliance who meet on a regular basis in the various Parishes who form the Alliance.

Councillors often represent the Parish Council by attending and taking part in Church services, Remembrance Services and training, the latter often being also attended by our Parish Clerk who is keen to support Councillors in their work.

Parish Councils are the first tier of local government and as a body, is separate from its Members.  Decisions made by Members are on behalf of the Parish Council.

Kentisbury has a District Councillor and Trentishoe two District Councillors.  One Councillor serves us as a Devon County Councillor.

Meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday of the month in Kentisbury Village Hall, which are open to members of the public where there is a slot for public participation.

The majority of issues discussed include planning where the Parish Council is the consultee for Applications from North Devon Council and Exmoor National Park.  Highways, especially potholes and the state of the roads is a regular item on the Agenda.