Fivehead is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated on the Fivehead River, 8 miles east of Taunton in the South Somerset district. In 2011 the parish, which includes the hamlet of Swell, had a population of 609.
The parish council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept to cover the council’s operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime, security, and traffic. The parish council's role also includes initiating projects for the maintenance and repair of parish facilities, as well as consulting with the district council on the maintenance, repair, and improvement of highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning. Conservation matters and environmental issues are also the responsibility of the council.
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Fivehead, South Somerset, United Kingdom
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