About us

Welcome to Midsomer Norton Town Council’s website. We hope this will provide you with useful information about the Town Council.

The Town Council’s offices are located in the Town Hall Building in The Island and are open from 0930 to 1630 Monday to Thursday and to 1530 on Fridays. The offices are currently closed but council staff are available Monday to Friday by phone and email.

Midsomer Norton Town Council came into existence in May 2011 as a consequence of the Bath and North East Somerset (Reorganisation of Community Governance) (Norton Radstock) Order 2011. The Council’s vision is of an inclusive community that has pride in Midsomer Norton. Individuals will respect each other and contribute to the well being of the community as a whole.

Midsomer Norton in Somerset, England is a town located 10 miles south-west of the Spa City of Bath and 10 miles north-east of Wells the smallest city in England.

Although the exact origins of the town’s name is unclear, it seems most likely to have come from a combination of being located on the River Somer and having received a Royal Charter from Henry III in 1248 for a Fayre on Midsummer’s Day, the Feast of St John the Baptist. The town, on the Mendip Hills, has a long history associated with the development of the Somerset coalfield and several pits provided employment until their closure in the mid 1960s.

The River Somer flows through the town centre providing a charming setting for a rich assortment of shops.  As well as the annual Christmas Event and Midsomer Norton Fayre run by the local Chamber of Commerce, there is also a vibrant Farmers’ Market on the first Saturday of the month in the town square.

Midsomer Norton from The Batch

Midsomer Norton from The Batch