Axbridge is a village in Somerset, England, in the Sedgemoor area on the River Axe, near the southern side of the Mendip Hills. The community's population according to the 2011 census was 2,057. The town council (which is a church council) has obligation for regional concerns. The community council reviews neighborhood planning applications and works with the local authorities, area council officers, as well as area watch teams on issues of criminal activity, protection and also website traffic. The community council additionally initiates jobs for the maintenance and repair of church facilities, and also talks to the area council on the maintenance, repair and also improvement of freeways, drain, footpaths, public transport and street cleaning. Conservation issues (consisting of trees and provided buildings) and environmental problems are additionally the duty of the council. Every year members of the community council choose a mayor for the town. The town falls within the non-metropolitan area of Sedgemoor, which was formed on 1 April 1974, under the City Government Act 1972. It had actually become part of Axbridge Rural Area from 1894 to 1974, which was responsible for local planning as well as building control, local roadways, council housing, ecological health, markets and also fairs, reject collection and also recycling, cemeteries as well as crematoria, leisure services, parks and also tourist. Somerset County Council is in charge of running the biggest as well as most costly local services such as education, social solutions, collections, highways, public transport, policing as well as fire solutions, trading standards, garbage disposal as well as calculated planning. The town is in Axevale electoral ward. Axbridge is one of the most heavily populated area but the ward stretches southern to Chapel Allerton. The total ward population as taken at the 2011 census is 4,261. It is also part of the Wells county constituency represented in your home of Commons. It chooses one MP by the first-past-the-post system of political election. It is likewise part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament, which chooses six MEPs utilizing the d'Hondt technique of party-list proportional representation.