is a village and parish
, England, situated on the River Isle
south east of Taunton
in the South Somerset
district. The village has a population
of 163. The parish includes the hamlet
of North Bradon
The first part of the name of the village comes from the River Isle, which separates the parish from Isle Abbotts
and the second from the family of William Brewer
(Briwere) who were the lords of the manor in the early 13th century.
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, 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 listed buildings) and environmental issues are also the responsibility of the council.
The village falls within the Non-metropolitan district
of South Somerset
, which was formed on April 1, 1974 under the Local Government Act...