01643 707213

Town Council Services

One of the things that many residents find unclear is exactly which Council – Town or County – is responsible for what in the town. As a very rough guide:

Amenity Areas

​Irnham Road Recreation Ground, King George V Playing Field, Cross Farm Park, Periton Playing Field and Marsh Common including the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Garden (Previously known as The Rose Garden), and Alcombe Common near Grabbist Ridge.


Small grants of up to £500 each can be made to the community and voluntary organisations for specific projects.


Four noticeboards are maintained for the display of community information – at the Council Offices, at the main gates of Blenheim Gardens and at Alcombe.

Public Conveniences

The Public Conveniences are at (1) Quay West (car park), past the Ship Aground pub on the left (NEWLY REFURBISHED FOR SUMMER 2023) (2) Summerland Place (car park next to the Co-op shop), (3) Irnham Road Recreation Ground, near the Bowling Club (Please note: These are currently open for events only), (4) Warren Road by the roundabout, (5) Blenheim Gardens Unisex and Disabled at the South end accessed off The Avenue or Blenheim Road
Opening Hours:April to Sept 9 AM to 7 PMOct to March 9 AM to 4 pm 
All our accessible toilets require a RADAR, also known as an NKS key in order to gain access. For more information on RADAR Keys and how they can be obtained please Click Here
These facilities are maintained by Minehead Town Council.​For cleaning and repair issues please email ku.oc.licnuocnwotdaehenim%40ofni or ring 07443 359212

Minehead Town Council - Public Toilets


The Town Council has six sites – Marshfield Road and Harepark Terrace in Alcombe and at Poundfield Road, Periton Way, Periton Lane and Orchard Road.  
View/Download Rules & GuidelinesView/Download LocationsClick here to see our main Allotments page

Cemetery & Memorial

Minehead Cemetery is on the Porlock Road at Woodcombe. We also maintain the closed churchyard at St Michael’s Church on North Hill and the War Memorials in Minehead and Alcombe. For other information contact The Town Hall on 01643 707213.
Minehead Cemetery main gates are open 7.30am -3.30pm, otherwise please use the side pedestrian entrance (open 24 hours) - wheelchair access via lychgate. For a complete set of Cemetery Regulations please see Cemetery Regulations & Scale of Fees pdf above.
​Cemetery Staff can be contacted on 01643 705243 - Contact Address: Minehead Cemetery, Porlock Road, Minehead TA24 8RY. A member of staff will usually be on duty Monday to Friday 7.30am to 3.30pm. Gates will be locked at 3.30pm.
Minehead Town Council accepts no responsibility for loss or damage etc. No planting of grave spaces. No glass vases, jars, stone chippings (only allowed on suitable kerb sets) or artificial flowers are allowed. 
Dogs must be kept on a lead. No alcohol allowed in the Cemetery. ​ No cycling.
During the Christmas period Minehead Town Council Cemetery staff will not be available on-site except to cover Health & Safety matters.
Any problems or queries please come and speak to a member of the Cemetery staff or call in at Minehead Town Council, Council Offices, 3 Summerland Road, Minehead, TA24 5BP who can be contacted on 01643 707213.
View/Download Cemetery Regulations & ScaleView/Download Cemetery MTC Notice of IntermentView/Download Cemetery MTC Memorial Application FormView/Download Cemetery Scale of fees

Christmas Lights

Every year Minehead Town Council supplies the town’s Christmas lights, and the tree with lights in Wellington Square 


Organising floral displays in the town, including traders’ purchase of hanging baskets and other displays. In 2017 the Council took over the large beds and planters in The Parade and also the bed in Wellington Square from the District Council. Contact Minehead Town Council 01643 707213 for more information.

Other organisations

Somerset Council

Since the district and county council merged, Somerset Council are responsible for collecting Council Tax and providing services such as car parks, environmental health, green waste collection, housing, licensing, planning and refuse collections. They are also responsible for the major community services such as education, social services and highways.  
For more information on Somerset Council - telephone:General Enquiries: 0300 123 2224
Email: ku.vog.tesremos%40seiriuqnelareneg www.somerset.gov.uk
The Nearest Local Office is at: West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, TA4 4QA
For enquiries about recycling sites, contact: Somerset Waste Partnership Tel: 0300 3048000​Email: ku.vog.tesremos%40tceridtesremos www.somersetwaste.gov.uk

Member of Parliament

You can also contact your local Member of Parliament, Ian Liddell-Grainger, who is available to meet any constituent who needs his help or advice.
If you wish to contact him, please ring his office:Tel: 01278 458383or write to:Ian Liddell-Grainger, MP, House of Commons, Westminster, London SW1A 0AAorIan Liddell-Grainger, MP, 16 Northgate, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3EUemail: ku.tnemailrap%40glnai