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Keynsham Town Council was formed in 1991 and aims to provide quality local services, amenities and representation at the best possible standard within a realistic budget.

The Town Council has a membership of 15 Councillors. Elections for the Town Council are held every four years.

Town Councillors do not receive any payment for being elected Members and offer their time voluntarily for the benefit of the local community.   

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Keynsham Town Council
Keynsham South Ward


that following the resignation of Cllr John Fleming, a casual vacancy has
arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Keynsham South Ward of the Town

If, within 14 days* after the date of this notice (i.e. no later than Thursday 20
August 2015), a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in
writing to the Returning Officer, Bath & North East Somerset Council,
Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW, by TEN electors for the said Town
Council Ward, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy, otherwise the
vacancy will be filled by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than Wednesday 26 October

                                     Jo Swift
                                          Town Clerk

 Dated: Friday 31 July 2015

 *     In computing any period of time for this purpose a Saturday, Sunday, Christmas
        Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday, bank holiday or day appointed for public
        thanksgiving or mourning shall be disregarded.




SATURDAY 25 JULY 10.30 - 15.00

Come and visit a live archaeological excavation in Keynsham on Saturday 25th July. BACAS and ARA are excavating a substantial new building, identified via geophysics, associated with the major 4th C building in Keynsham Cemetery known as Durley Hill Roman Villa. See archaeologists in action and tour the site.  

Recruitment of Independent Panel to advise on Councillors’ Allowances and Expenses

Bath & North East Somerset Council is looking for local people to serve on an independent panel which advises the Council on the number and level of councillors’ allowances and expenses.

The Council is required by law* to establish such a Panel and must have regard to its recommendations in setting allowances. The Panel will also make recommendations on allowances in respect of Parish and Town Councils in the area.

Applications are invited from members of the Bath & North East Somerset community to serve on this Panel, for an initial period of 4 years.

Applicants must not be connected in any way to serving councillors nor have any direct links with the Council, (other than as Council Tax payers). This is to preserve the independence of the Panel.  Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ability to look objectively at evidence and make balanced judgements based on the evidence considered.

This is a voluntary role but all Panel members will be able to claim travelling and subsistence expenses.

If you feel this role is of interest to you, please apply for further details by e-mail to For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Graham Russell, Independent Adviser on (mobile) 07816144396.

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 31 July, 2015. Interviews will be held on the afternoon of 11 August 2015.