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COMMUNITY PROJECT - 2018

This year's Leigh on Mendip community project is "Message of Hope Poppy". To take part it's as simple as colouring in a poppy and adding your "Hope". Pick up your "poppy pack" NOW and return by Sunday 7th October to the contacts on the poster.  Click here for the poster.

Previous hugely successful community projects were the "Giant Village Jig-Saw" and the "Front Doors".
REOPENING OF THE CHURCH & CAFÉ

After extensive repairs to the roof, the church is reopening and the first service will be Harvest Festival on Sunday 23 September at 3.00 p.m.  The Harvest Supper & Auction will take place in the Memorial Hall at 7.00 p.m. and tickets are still available.   See "What's On" for more details

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.



BONUS CLUB DRAW - RECREATION FIELD

Support your Recreation Field and you could be a “Lottery” winner this year! Join Leigh on Mendip Recreation Field’s Bonus Club Draw!  Click here for details


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.

MENDIP COUNTRY PRACTICE (Coleford GP Surgery)
 
Pharmacy changes from 5th September & Saturday Openings
 
Following the opening of the new Coleford pharmacy there are restrictions on the use of the surgery pharmacy. This does NOT affect the majority of our parish.  Click here for details.
 
Help bring Ultrafast Broadband speeds to Leigh on Mendip and Tadhill

TrueSpeed is building a brand new full fibre broadband network across Somerset’s rural communities guaranteeing minimum 200Mb/s speeds with every connection. To invest in Leigh on Mendip (including Tadhill) they need 30% of properties to commit to taking the service once available. The first 30% will receive a free installation (normally £120).  To find out how you can help future proof internet connections in Leigh on Mendip and Tadhill please contact the TrueSpeed Community Engagement Manager, Andy Moore 07548 239261, amoore@truespeed.com or visit www.truespeed.com.

Event:
Monday 20th August    6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Truespeed drop-in. Bell Inn.

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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