Welcome to Somersham Parish Council

Somersham Parish Council serving the village of Somersham in Cambridgeshire.

Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.

General Privacy Notice 


When England moves to step 4 of the roadmap, the Government will continue to manage the risk of serious illness from the spread of the virus. This will mark a new phase in the Government’s response to the pandemic, moving away from stringent restrictions on everyone’s day-to-day lives, towards advising people on how to protect themselves and others, alongside targeted interventions to reduce risk. To do this, the Government will:

  1. Reinforce the country’s vaccine wall of defence through booster jabs and driving take up.
  2. Enable the public to make informed decisions through guidance, rather than laws.
  3. Retain proportionate test, trace and isolate plans in line with international comparators.
  4. Manage risks at the border and support a global response to reduce the risk of variants emerging globally and entering the UK.
  5. Retain contingency measures to respond to unexpected events, while accepting that further cases, hospitalisations and deaths will occur as the country learns to live with COVID-19.

More detail can be found at:   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-summer-2021-roadmap/covid-19-response-summer-2021





Precept Council Tax for Somersham 2021-2022

Council Tax for Somersham 2021-2022


The preparation of an annual budget is one of the key statutory tasks undertaken by the parish council.

The annual budget;

· Results in the council setting the precept for the following financial year (the precept is the money request to the district council reflected in the council tax as the parish ‘share’)

The key stages in the budgeting process by the council as the corporate body are;

· A review of current years budget and spending;

· To determine the cost of spending plans;

· To assess levels of anticipated income;

· To provide for contingencies and the need for reserves;

· To approve the current and following years budget;

· Finally, to set the precept

This process is carried out at Somersham’s full council meetings which are open to members of the public to attend. Meeting dates for the year ahead and the agenda’s (which are published 3 clear days in advance of the meeting date) are on our website under the 'finance, precept and budget' tab.

The meeting agendas are also published on our noticeboards at The Norwood Building/parish council office (attached to the Victory Hall), outside Tesco, outside the primary school and St John the Baptist Church also 3 clear days in advance of the meeting date.

Whenever possible, the parish council will seek grants to help support their services and improve facilities for the parish.

To try to put the annual precept (council tax) for Somersham into some perspective in cash rather than percentage terms, the council tax Band Tax Base property share per year specifically for Somersham is listed below;

Somersham only        2020/2021          2021/2022

Band A                          £98.80                 £111.11

Band B                         £115.27                £129.62

Band C                         £131.73               £148.14

Band D                         £148.20               £166.66

Band E                         £181.13               £203.70

Band F                         £214.07               £240.73

Band G                        £247.00               £277.77

Band H                        £296.40                £333.32

For more information on Somersham Parish Council as a whole and the finances please look through this website.

Specifically, the detailed budget and precept breakdown can be accessed on Somersham Parish Council’s website using the links below;

Somersham Precept 2021-2022

Somersham Budget 2021-2022

Huntingdonshire District Council Council Tax charges per Parish 2020-2021

Huntingdonshire District Council PRECEPT per Parish 2021-2022

Latest news

WOODHURST CROSS ROADS - Funding update 19th March 2021 




COVID- 19 (Coronavirus) Isolation help

Somersham Parish Council & Pidley-cum-Fenton Parish Council both support

Somersham and Pidley Timebank in conjunction with

Somersham Community Cares

to provide help and assistance to those in self-isolation due to the COVID-19 virus in our villages.

If you need essential shopping items or medication

collecting, any pet care, telephone chats or anything else please call 07443 619017 / 01487 841359.

You may need to leave a message, please speak clearly and state your name, phone number and what help you need. You will be called back, please be patient.

This is a volunteer service and is free of charge.

Any shopping or medicine will need to be paid for by the person requesting it (unless you get free prescriptions)

For more information download our flyer COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Isolation help flyer 

Upcoming Parish Council Meetings

6 Sep 21 - 19:30

4 Oct 21 - 19:30

1 Nov 21 - 19:30