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Ilton is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated 11.8 miles south-east of Taunton, 2.9 miles north of Ilminster and 17.5 miles west of Yeovil. It is in the South Somerset District of Somerset. The village has a population of 854 (at the 2011 census). The parish includes the hamlet of Ilford and part of the hamlet of Ashford.

The village is in the Islemoor electoral ward which stretches from Ilton north to Fivehead via Beercrocombe and Hambridge and Westport. The total population for this ward at the 2011 census was 2,772. Islemoor is part of the Somerton and Frome Constituency; David Warburton is the Member of Parliament.

Ilton Parish Council consists of 9 elected councillors and a part-time Clerk. The Parish Council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rates) to cover the Council's operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The Parish Council is a consultee for local planning applications and works with the local Police, District and County Council Officers on local issues including highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning. The Parish Council operates and maintains a Play Park for younger children and a Playing Field with a MUGA, Gym Equipment and Football Pitch for older children and adults. It maintains the closed Churchyard and owns and maintains a Cemetery. It also has responsibility for Brook Green Common which is left as a wild wooded area for nature walks and picnics.

  • Location: OS grid reference - ST355175
  • Police: Avon & Somserset
  • Fire: Devon & Somerset
  • Ambulance: South West

Latest Parish News

Home Library Service


November 2021
Home Library Service

Did you know Somerset libraries offer a Home Library Service to individuals who cannot access the library due to ill health, mobility or caring reasons?

Our volunteers will choose and deliver books to you on a regular basis. If you or anyone you know might be interested in volunteering or receiving this service please contact the Home Library Manager on tel: 07814 079831 or email at who will be happy to help you .”

The way in which the service works is:

When an individual contacts us we will arrange for a volunteer to visit you. They will ask you what you like to read and the best times to visit you, usually on a fortnightly or monthly basis.

The volunteer will choose books based on your preferences and deliver them to you .

Our volunteers can also support you in accessing free-e- book, e – audiobooks and e-magazines. They can provide you with audio books and DVDs for free.

All our volunteers are DBS checked and have provided references and undertaken training.

Merryfield Messenger No 10


October 2021

Merryfield Messenger - No 10 - Autumn 2021

All the news and events for the Village of Ilton

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