is a small village and civil parish
north east of Radstock
, and south west of Bath
, in the Bath and North East Somerset
unitary authority, Somerset
. The parish has a population of 479.
In the 18th and 19th century Dunkerton was surrounded by several coal mines on the Somerset coalfield
. Evidence remains in the powderhouse, which dates from 1870 and is a Grade II listed building.
Parts of the Ealing comedy The Titfield Thunderbolt
were filmed at the disused Dunkerton Colliery.
The parish council
has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rate) to cover the council’s operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch
groups on matters of crime, security, and traffic. The parish council's role also includes initiating projects for the maintenance and repair of parish facilities, such as the village hall
or community centre
, playing fields
, as well as consulting with the district council on the maintenance, repair, and improvement of highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning. Conservation matters (including trees and... Read More