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Proposed new village Open Space

Your invitation to attend an Open Meeting on

Wednesday 24th October 2018 from 7pm at the Memorial Hall

The Parish Council are holding an open meeting for all Leigh on Mendip parishioners to explain the proposed purchase of land, to include allotments.  We will also seek further suggestions about how the remaining land can be used and managed.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for all parishioners to ask questions, put forward ideas and express any concerns before any committment to claim the funding or purchase the land.  Full details of the current proposal are here.
REOPENING OF THE COMMUNITY FRIENDSHIP CAFE

The community friendship café in the church is reopening on Tuesday 25 September (9am to 5pm Monday-Friday) with very reasonably priced refreshments.  When no-one is present, please feel free to go in and serve yourself.  There will however, be times when the café will be closed - for ongoing work in the church, or for special church services. Occasionally there may be very short periods when access to the church itself is restricted.  We will aim to advise in advance when the café is closed.  The new toilet/flower arranging facility is also progressing very well but will not be available for general use until the flooring and wall tiling is complete to avoid the risk of unnecessary water damage to the walls/floors.  Please take the time to visit our new community facilities.


New email address details for this website are at Publishing Information . Use this for Guest Book entries and to advertise your Leigh on Mendip events and businesses etc.
DOG FOULING

There has been a recent dramatic increase in dog fouling of the pavements, footpaths and other public spaces. This is Anti-Social Behaviour and gives all dog walkers a bad name.

PLEASE remove dog poo immediately. If you don’t want to take it home, there are two dog waste bins on the Rec Field and one next to the Memorial Hall.

Please look out for the culprits and remind them of their lapses. It’s probably just a small number of thoughtless people making life difficult for everyone else.

17Jan2018 Parish Council

AFFORDABLE HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

The Parish Council is pursuing an opportunity for two additional Affordable Houses (for Social/Affordable Rent) in the village. Funding is available but only for three years, after that the funds will be made available to adjacent parishes. However we need to achieve three things:-
1.    to demonstrate there is a need.
2.    to identify sites (either new build or sale of existing)
3.    for a Housing Association to agree to manage them (“take them on”)

To demonstrate the need, anyone who has a local connection and has a housing need should register with the Homefinder Somerset Choice Based Lettings (CBL) scheme. Further details and a link to the scheme are here.

You are not committing to anything by registering but you will be allowing Mendip District Council to asses the potential need and hopefully agree to increasing the Affordable Housing stock in our village.

Criteria to register on the Homefinder Somerset Choice Based Lettings (CBL) scheme can be found in the Homefinder Somerset Common Lettings Policy.

18Sep 2017 Parish Council
BE A VILLAGE RANGER

Volunteers have already made a difference.

How can you help?

VILLAGE FOOTPATHS
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.

FIX MY STREET
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).

LEIGH ON MENDIP FACEBOOK GROUP
Anyone can join, just click on this link to Facebook


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