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Proposal for 40 House Development at rear of Ivy Cottage

The planning application has been submitted & it will be discussed at the Parish Council Meeting on 19th October.

Click here for the latest Parish Council Notice (17 Oct), details of the Parish Council Meeting and links to help you comment (either way)

Email the Chairman (not the Clerk) to be invited to the zoom meeting on the 19th


Arts&Crafts Poster

STILL ONLINE !!!  Click here to see all the great creations by the talented people of our village 

Many are for sale

The Magazine for Stoke St Michael, Leigh on Mendip and Downhead

Another on-line edition for October. Thanks to Jane Evans. Click here.
The normal distribution of hardcopies is also continuing this month and will be with subscribers shortly. If you haven't previously been receiving copies of the Village Connection parish magazine, contact Margaret Loten (812922), it's normally published monthly and delivered for just £5 per year.

Report of Mendip Country Practice activity and arrangements during the COVID pandemic

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Click here for links to help us keep each other safe and connected during this difficult time.  Please send me any useful information about local community groups, offers of help, updates on shopping and anything else that would help us in Leigh on Mendip. 

Not everyone is on Facebook, but hopefully most have an internet connection.

CycleA Safe Route from Leigh on Mendip to the Colliers Way Cycle trackCycle

Thanks to all of you who expressed support for a cycle link to Colliers Way. The Parish Council have agreed to pursue it and so (on their behalf) Chris Cudmore has contacted those who volunteered to help. In the meantime you can try out a route via Mells which makes the most of an existing bridleway, here.

Colliers Way is a cycling and walking path between Dundas Aqueduct, Radstock and Frome which makes use of disused railway lines and quiet country lanes through picturesque Somerset countryside, with links to Bath and Bradford on Avon.


One Somerset

Somerset County Council are Proposing to become a Unitary Authority, taking on the District Council roles and disbanding them. Click here for more information and how to have your say.

(Parish Council, 29Jun2020)
Village Agent

Village Agents

The Community Council for Somerset has appointed Nic Edwards as our Village Agent and her colleague, Kizzy Marshall as Community Agent.

CCS Village, Community & Carers Agents are in communities across Somerset.  They help to bridge the gap between isolated, excluded, vulnerable and lonely individuals and statutory and/or voluntary organisations which offer specific solutions to identified needs.  We can offer advice and support to find local groups and activities available in your community and help you with any queries you may have or situations that you need advice and support with. Please visit and or call me to find out who can advise you.

Nic's work number is 07946 461468 and e-mail 

9June 2020

October 2020 News


Volunteers have already made a difference.

How can you help?


The Parish Council is looking for volunteers to help look after our footpaths, primarily any minor pruning if necessary and reporting any significant access issues to the Parish Path Liaison Officer (Parish Councillor David Sparkes), who can then liaise with Somerset Rights of Way. To identify a footpath and stile which you may like to "adopt" click here. We've had a good response so far but there are still some left! See the current list here. Note that it is the responsibility of the landowner to maintain Rights of Way.

A handy website for reporting problems to both Somerset and Mendip Councils (fly tipping, street lights, pavement, pot holes etc). See what has already been reported.  The site automatically sends a report to the relevant authority. Don't just talk about it - report it at fixmystreet . You can still report directly to the Councils (details are on the "Village Services" page).

Just click on this link to Facebook.  Members and anyone wishing to join this group must agree to follow these rules.

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