Brean Parish Council
Two vacancies on Brean Parish Council
As a result of a non contested election in Brean, there are now two vacancies for eligible residents to apply for. To be eligible for co-option to the parish council you must either have been registered as an elector in the parish; and resided in the parish or within 3 miles of it for the last 12 months OR occupied as an owner or tenant land or premises within the parish over the last 12 months OR have your principle place of work within the parish.
For an application form, please email the clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for receipt of applications is 31st May 2022.
Welcome to the website for Brean Parish Council. Here you will find information about the parish and its council.
Brean in the County of Somerset lies on the shores of the longest and largest inlet in England's coastline, the Bristol Channel. The channel is governed by the second largest rise and fall of tidal movement in the world, about one mile (the largest being the Bay of Fundy in Canada).
The northern village boundary is Brean Down, a rocky promontory some 300ft high, jutting out into the channel and separating Brean from Weston-super-Mare. The Down is of the same carboniferous limestone formation as the offshore islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm and at one time must have been an extension of the Mendip Hills. The Down dominates the northern end of the village and on it are found signs of ancient settlement with a history dating back 4,000 years to the Stone Age. Archaeological studies have found evidence of extinct mammoths, deer, bison and reindeer dating 10, 000 years B.C. and burial mounds of the Bronze Age.
In 1964 a Roman Temple dating from about 340 AD was excavated on the Down.
If you wish to report a problem with a blocked drain, gully, footpath or bridleway, please see Village Matters for links to Somerset County Council webpages to report problems of this nature.