SMTF Member: Axbridge Town Council
One of England's smallest towns, built on the cloth trade, Axbridge nestles under the Mendip Hills.
Representatives for SMTF: Jennifer Trotman (Town Council), Barry Hamblin (Town Council)
Town website: www.axbridge-tc.gov.uk
Axbridge Town Council has succeeded Axbridge Parish Plan Group to be responsible for delivery of the Parish Plan outcomes.
Axbridge appears in the Domesday survey of 1086 as part of the royal manor of Cheddar. It was granted a Royal Charter in 1202, when King John sold most of the royal manor of Cheddar to the Bishop of Bath and Wells.
Being a market town allowed Axbridge to prosper via the wool trade during the Medieval period. The much later decline of the cloth industry brought about the demise of Axbridge as an important trading centre.
Whilst there is much evidence of rebuilding and re-facing of buildings in Axbridge in the 18th and 19th centuries, the heart of Axbridge has changed little and it retains a number of early listed buildings in the Square and lining the main streets.
For more information on all projects, contact the Chair in the first instance – use the Contact Us box below on this page.
1. Farmers Market and Craft Fayre. An additional farmers market with craft stalls with local businesses involved is being planned, led by the Chamber of Commerce.
2. Strawberry Line East Proposals for footpath and cycle path along old railway line from Axbridge to Wells, linking at Wells to proposed Strawberry Line West. Discussing with other settlements on the route at the moment.
3. Traffic Plan. To improve traffic flow, parking and signage within the town. Led by Axbridge Action Group, and involving the Chamber of Commerce and SCC Highways.
4. Car Parking. Possible transfer of Meadow St car park from Sedgemoor DC to Axbridge TC instead of sale on open market. Axbridge Town Council leading on this.
5. A local environmental action group is being formed, supported by the Chamber of Commerce.
- Streets and Parking Improvement Plan [ read more ]
- Axbridge Action Group have published their Report which identifies the key issues for the town regarding traffic and parking, gives some possible solutions and outlines the next steps needed to develop these.
Created on November 24th 2008