The Town Clerk's office and Mayor's Parlour and meeting room are located in the Town Hall, in the High Street - entrance next to Bridgwater Bookshop. Functions and powers available to the Town Council include allotments, bus shelters, making of byelaws, cemeteries, clocks, crime prevention, entertainment and arts, highways, litter, public buildings, public conveniences, recreation, street lighting, tourism, traffic calming, community transport and war memorials and consultation on planning applications and such things as street naming.
The Council has earmarked funds for civic enhancement, heritage regeneration, skate-park development and elections and provides service support to SDC for other services including public toilets, public halls, town centre management and Christmas lights. The Council also operates two grant schemes one of which is ward based.
16 Members represent six wards in the town - Bower(3), Eastover(2), Hamp(3), Quantock(3), Sydenham(3) and Victoria(2).