Parish Councils are a part of local government and exist to serve the local community. Thelbridge Parish Council occupies 4,006 acres within the Mid Devon District Council’s Way Ward from the Mat 2023 elections. At the 2021 population census, had 342 residents, more infomration on the census can be found on this website.
There are seven Councillors who may claim an allowance and any out of pocket expenses; the Thelbridge Councillors do not claim any allowances. Elections are held every four years and if there are not enough candidates, councillors may be co-opted. The Parish Clerk is the only employee and exists to support the Councillors.
The Chairman and Vice Chairman are elected annually by the Parish Councillors at the annual meeting of the Parish Council. All Parish Council meetings are normally held in the Thelbridge Parish Hall, which is managed by a charity.