The Magazine for Stoke St Michael, Leigh on Mendip and Downhead
Another on-line edition for July. Thanks to Jane Evans. Click here.
The normal distribution of hardcopies is also resuming 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.
CORONAVIRUS HELP IN OUR COMMUNITY
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.
STAY ALERT - KEEP LEIGH SAFE
Despite "loosening" we should continue to:
Stay at home as much as possibleDo not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms
Work from home if you can
Limit contact with other people
Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
Keep to the establishment's Covid-19 guidance when in a "1m plus" setting
Wash your hands regularly
Follow the UK.Gov Guidelines
A Safe Route from Leigh on Mendip to the Colliers Way Cycle track
With the recent increase in cycling, which hopefully will continue in our “new-normal” lives, Leigh on Mendip Parish Council are exploring the possibility of a safe route to the Colliers Way cycle track. Before we pursue this further we need to know if there is any interest within the parish.
Please contact a Parish Councillor or Chris Cudmore to indicate your support, make a comment or volunteer to help. Without a sufficient expression of interest by 20th July the Parish Council will shelve the idea.
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.
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)
The Community Council for Somerset has recently appointed Nic Edwards as our Village Agent and her colleague, Kizzy Marshall as Community Agent.
Nic says "I have lived in the area all my life and will be covering the whole of East Mendip.
I want to say thank you to the community of Leigh on Mendip for the fabulous work that has been going on to support everyone at this difficult time. You are all amazing!
I'm looking forward to meeting and working with you all to offer information and advice about a range of issues and to provide links to services that some people may find hard to access.
I have been introduced to PCSO Russell Ford and will be liaising with him.
Our website www.ccslovesomerset.org has information about our agents and the Community Council for Somerset Facebook page has links to videos and our live Talking Cafes, which offer an opportunity to share ideas and information.
My work number is 07946 461468 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org "
BE A VILLAGE RANGER
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
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
Note that it is the responsibility of
to maintain Rights of Way.