Welcome to Norton St Philip Parish Council

The parish has a population of about 1,000, with some 700 voters represented by a maximum of seven parish councillors.

The village of Norton St Philip, the main centre of population, was a thriving cloth and wool trading centre in medieval times, with its own fair and charter market. Now, as then, the village is surrounded by farms, but today the working population largely commutes to one of four local towns or to the city of Bath, all about seven miles away. There is a shop, a post office, a parish church, a gospel chapel, two pubs, pre-school, first school, village hall, repair garage and a regular bus service to both Bath and Frome.

The community supports many organisations and clubs including fitness and yoga classes, a mother & toddler group, repair and drop-in cafés, lunchtime concerts, driving scheme, art group, cinema and photography clubs, skittles team, women’s group, and a cricket team, more information can be found by visiting the Organisations and Groups page.

The hamlet of Farleigh Hungerford, with its own church, village hall and petrol station, is separated from Norton St Philip by the A36.

More about the history of Norton St Philip can be found here