Glastonbury has four electoral wards – St Benedicts, St Edmund’s, St John’s & St Mary’s – with four seats in each ward forming a Town Council of sixteen members.

The Mayor is Councillor Denise Abbott and the Deputy Mayor is Councillor Alyson Black.

The Councillors for each ward are listed below. Click on any name for contact details.

In addition each ward has a Facebook group where local issues can be discussed and councillors do respond. Just click on the Facbook icon to go to the group.


St Benedict’s Ward

Gabriel Avalon (Independent)       Steve Henderson (Conservative)      Denise Michell (Green)      William Knight (Conservative)


St Edmund’s Ward

Alyson Black (Green)      Nick Cottle (Liberal Democrat)     Jon Cousins (Green)      Ian Tucker (Independent)


St John’s Ward

John Coles (Conservative)      Emma George (Green)     John Keery (Liberal Democrat)      Susan Thurgood (Conservative)


St Mary’s Ward

Denise Abbott (Liberal Democrat)      John Brunsdon MBE (Conservative)      Lindsay MacDougall (Green)      Terry Napper (Conservative)


Town Clerk

Gerard Tucker

Telephone: 01458 831769 (10am to 12 noon Monday to Friday)





Responsible Financial Officer

Jane Czornij

Telephone: 01458 831769 (10am to 12 noon Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)





Mendip District Council

For information about Mendip District Council and the services it provides please see their website

Glastonbury has four District Councillors – one for each ward. They are:

St Benedict’s – Steve Henderson (Conservative)

St Edmund’s – Nick Cottle (LibDem)

St John’s – John Coles (Conservative)

St Mary’s – John Brunsdon (Conservative)


Somerset County Council

For information about Somerset County Council and the services it provides please see their website

Glastonbury & Street have been combined into one electoral division which has two County Councillors. They are:

Terry Napper (Conservative) & Liz Leyshon (LibDem)


Our MP

Glastonbury is in the Wells parliamentary constituency. Our MP is James Heappey (Conservative).





Town Crier

David Greenway is the Town Crier for Glastonbury.

Should you wish the Town Crier to attend your event please contact the Town Clerk on tel. no. 01458 831769 (10am to noon on weekdays) for further details or email