Welcome to Burrowbridge Parish Council
Here you will be able to find information about the village and the Council.
Burrowbridge (OE ‘burgh’ fortified hill and bridge) is a small village (Pop. c 500) on the Somerset Levels and Moors and is situated on both sides of the rivers Parrett and Tone.
Burrowbridge has long been inhabited and is, together with nearby Athelney and East Lyng, closely associated with Alfred the Great, the 9th century King of Wessex, responsible for the final defeat of the invading Danish army in 878 and establishing the foundations of a unified Britain.
However, Burrowbridge as a civil parish has only existed since 1985. Before that the village was divided into two by the River Parrett. Sedgemoor in the centre and part of Riverside belonged to Othery parish and the rest of Riverside to Middlezoy. The south side was entirely Stoke St. Gregory.
For many years Burrowbridge residents fought for their own parish but the difficult question was to which district council we should be assigned. Finally, in approximately 1984 the Boundary Commission decreed the whole village should be in Taunton Deane and a new parish council was elected in May 1985.
In 2012 the Parish Council bought the disused BT phone box and has converted it to a working library.
The Bridge magazine, which is distributed free to all households in the village, keeps people up to date with what is going on and allows local businesses to advertise their services. If you wish to contribute or advertise, please email the editor.