Axbridge is a village in Somerset, England, in the Sedgemoor area on the River Axe, near the southern edge of the Mendip Hills. The town's population according to the 2011 census was 2,057. The community council (which is a church council) has duty for local problems. The town council examines neighborhood planning applications and also collaborates with the regional cops, area council officers, as well as neighbourhood watch groups on issues of criminal activity, safety and security and traffic. The community council additionally initiates projects for the repair and maintenance of church facilities, and also seeks advice from the area council on the upkeep, repair work as well as renovation of highways, drain, footpaths, public transportation as well as road cleaning. Preservation matters (consisting of trees and noted buildings) and ecological issues are likewise the duty of the council. Yearly members of the community council elect a mayor for the town. The community drops within the non-metropolitan area of Sedgemoor, which was based on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972. It had actually become part of Axbridge Rural District from 1894 to 1974, which was responsible for local planning as well as structure control, local roads, council housing, ecological wellness, markets and fairs, refuse collection and recycling, burial grounds as well as crematoria, recreation solutions, parks and tourist. Somerset County Council is responsible for running the biggest as well as most pricey neighborhood services such as education, social services, collections, highways, public transport, policing and fire services, trading criteria, garbage disposal and also critical preparation. The town is in Axevale electoral ward. Axbridge is one of the most populous location however the ward extends southern to Chapel Allerton. The total ward population as taken at the 2011 census is 4,261. It is likewise part of the Wells county constituency represented in your house of Commons. It elects one MP by the first-past-the-post system of political election. It is additionally part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament, which elects 6 MEPs using the d'Hondt approach of party-list proportional representation.