Brean Parish Council
Due to the resignation of Cllr Mike Baker, the following notice of vacancy has been published:
After to the resignation of Cllrs Tony Legg and John Augustus, the principal authority has received no request from the electorate for an election and accordingly, the parish council can now co-opt two additional members. Should you wish to be considered for this vacancy, please complete the application form below and return to the clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the website for Brean Parish Council. Here you will find information about the parish and its council.
Brean in the County of Somerset lies on the shores of the longest and largest inlet in England's coastline, the Bristol Channel. The channel is governed by the second largest rise and fall of tidal movement in the world, about one mile (the largest being the Bay of Fundy in Canada).
The northern village boundary is Brean Down, a rocky promontory some 300ft high, jutting out into the channel and separating Brean from Weston-super-Mare. The Down is of the same carboniferous limestone formation as the offshore islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm and at one time must have been an extension of the Mendip Hills. The Down dominates the northern end of the village and on it are found signs of ancient settlement with a history dating back 4,000 years to the Stone Age. Archaeological studies have found evidence of extinct mammoths, deer, bison and reindeer dating 10, 000 years B.C. and burial mounds of the Bronze Age.
In 1964 a Roman Temple dating from about 340 AD was excavated on the Down.
If you wish to report a problem with a blocked drain, gully, footpath or bridleway, please see Village Matters for links to Somerset County Council webpages to report problems of this nature.