Stoke-sub-Hamdon (or Stoke sub Hamdon), additionally known as Stoke under Ham, is a huge village and civil parish in the South Somerset area of Somerset, England. It is located 5 miles (8 kilometres) west of Yeovil, with which it is connected by the A3088 road. The parish lies near the River Parrett, as well as consists of the village of East Stoke. The parish council has obligation for neighborhood problems, including establishing a yearly principle (regional price) to cover the council's operating costs and generating yearly make up public scrutiny. The parish council assesses local planning applications and also deals with the local police, area council officers, and also neighbourhood watch groups on issues of crime, safety and security, as well as traffic. The parish council's function additionally consists of starting tasks for the maintenance and repair of church facilities, in addition to seeking advice from the district council on the upkeep, repair work, and also enhancement of freeways, water drainage, walkways, public transportation, and also road cleaning. Conservation matters (including trees and provided structures) as well as environmental issues are additionally the obligation of the council. The town drops within the Non-metropolitan area of South Somerset, which was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, having previously become part of Yeovil Rural District. The district council is accountable for neighborhood planning and also building control, neighborhood roads, council real estate, environmental health and wellness, markets and also fairs, reject collection and recycling, cemeteries as well as crematoria, leisure services, parks, and tourist. Somerset County Council is accountable for running the largest and also most expensive regional services such as education, social solutions, libraries, highways, public transportation, policing and fire services, trading requirements, waste disposal as well as calculated planning. The village is in 'Hamdon' electoral ward. The ward stretches south to Norton sub Hamdon The overall ward population taken at the 2011 Census was 2,711.