Axbridge is a village in Somerset, England, in the Sedgemoor district on the River Axe, near the southerly side of the Mendip Hills. The town's population according to the 2011 census was 2,057. The town council (which is a church council) has responsibility for neighborhood issues. The community council examines regional planning applications and deals with the regional authorities, district council officers, and area watch teams on issues of criminal activity, safety and traffic. The town council likewise starts projects for the maintenance and repair of parish centers, and talks to the area council on the upkeep, fixing as well as improvement of freeways, drainage, footpaths, public transport as well as road cleaning. Conservation matters (including trees and also listed buildings) as well as environmental problems are also the responsibility of the council. Yearly participants of the town council elect a mayor for the community. The town falls within the non-metropolitan district of Sedgemoor, which was based on 1 April 1974, under the City Government Act 1972. It had become part of Axbridge Rural District from 1894 to 1974, which was responsible for local planning as well as building control, local roadways, council housing, ecological wellness, markets and fairs, reject collection as well as recycling, cemeteries and also crematoria, recreation services, parks and also tourism. Somerset County Council is accountable for running the biggest as well as most expensive neighborhood services such as education and learning, social services, collections, main roads, public transportation, policing and also fire services, trading requirements, waste disposal and critical planning. The town is in Axevale selecting ward. Axbridge is the most heavily populated location however the ward stretches southern to Chapel Allerton. The complete ward population as taken at the 2011 census is 4,261. It is additionally part of the Wells region constituency represented in your home of Commons. It elects one MP by the first-past-the-post system of election. It is likewise part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament, which chooses 6 MEPs making use of the d'Hondt approach of party-list proportional representation.