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How can we make Leigh on Mendip an even better place to live?

The Parish Council have been offered the opportunity to claim up to £15,000 from Mendip District Council.  The money is to be used for:-

‘The provision or enhancement and management of off-site public open space within the district of Mendip

It's a case of "use it or lose it" so the Parish Council are asking for YOUR ideas. There will be a meeting to share and discuss ideas in the Memorial Hall on Monday 20th November from 6pm to 7pm. In the meantime please submit your ideas to Vicki Taylor. Click here for more details.

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 AGENT
John Lapwood is our Village Agent. He offers free and confidential practial support to local people and community groups. More information here.
        DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

We are taking names of people interested in attending further First Aid training. Please leave your name with the Parish Council Clerk, Anthea Brooks, email: lom.pc@btinternet.com or ring 01761 418737 or ring Cllr Dave Mattick 01373 812734.  Currently these courses are being paid for by the Parish Council but future courses may incur a charge. 

The defibrillators are installed at the Memorial Hall and the Recreation Field Clubhouse. 
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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