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Communauté de communes du canton de Conty
Country France
Region Picardie
Department Somme
No. of communes 23
Chief-town Conty
President Joseph Bleyaert
Founded 1996
 - 1999 9043
Web site

The Communauté de communes du canton de Conty is a communauté de communes in the Somme département and in the Picardie région of France.

The community is located in three valleys:

This rural area is easily accessible from junction 17 of the A16 motorway.



This Communauté de communes includes 23 communes:

  1. Bacouel-sur-Selle
  2. Belleuse
  3. Bosquel
  4. Brassy
  5. Contre
  6. Conty
  7. Courcelles-sous-Thoix
  8. Essertaux
  9. Fleury
  10. Fossemanant
  11. Frémontiers
  12. Lœuilly
  13. Monsures
  14. Namps-Maisnil
  15. Nampty
  16. Neuville-lès-Lœuilly
  17. Oresmaux
  18. Plachy-Buyon
  19. Prouzel
  20. Sentelie
  21. Thoix
  22. Tilloy-lès-Conty
  23. Velennes


The communes delegate members to the communauté to be responsible for the following:

  • The study, the creation and management of any area of economic activity, craft or commerce of more than 3 hectares.
  • In the area of assistance for businesses: construction, maintenance and management of workshops, factories and tree nurseries.
  • The creation and management of the holiday homes.
  • The management of the Tourist office.
  • The maintenance of hiking trails with a grant from the General Council of the Somme;
  • The recording of land for economic development and housing.
  • Sanitation: As such it provides control systems for sewerage systems, technical assistance to owners creating or upgrading their installation standards, the development of tools to facilitate maintenance of facilities.
  • The construction and acquisition of housing for rent.
  • All minor roads, tracks and pathway maintenance.
  • Maintenance of the verges along the roads of thecommunity as well as the department, following an agreement with the General Council of the Somme;
  • Assure mowing, pruning and snow removal on roads, in conjunction with the General Council of the Somme;
  • Maintenance of the Claude Jeunemaître gymnasium (adjacent to Conty college);
  • The construction and management of any new equipment over €100,000
  • The provision of technical and financial support to associations or clubs of the community defined as having half its members from communes of the communauté;
  • It provides entertainment programming of community interest,
  • Service and household services provider;
  • Attendance at the Maison de l'Emploi, or any other equivalent structure.
  • Organization and management of the recreation centres.
  • Provision of equipment for groups in leisure centres during the school summer holidays;
  • Organization and management of public nurseries.
  • The communauté may also provide financial assistance for the canton associations working in any of these fields.


The budget of the community is financed by additional taxes levied by the individual communes.

Work and Projects

The communauté has developed an economic hub at Essertaux and a warehouse for the packaging and selling of fresh potatoes and has completed the extension of the gymnasium at Conty.
It actively promotes helping the elderly, maintains 140km of roads within the communauté and has created a refuse disposal & recycling site at Lœuilly.

It has provided:

  • The establishment of an industrial zone near junction 17 of the A16 autoroute.
  • Sports facilities, including a sports hall at Plachy-Buyon and improved existing facilities for users (including many schoolchildren) with the construction of locker rooms and sanitation at the sailing club at Lœuilly.
  • The creation of a holiday village and preservation of the ecological riches of the three valleys that make up the communauté’s territory
  • Building a visitors’ centre at the Conty marshes.

The Communauté also finances the Tourist Office of the Valley of the Selle.

See also




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