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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; Sarah Dyke 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