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village Open Space
Notes of the Open Meeting held on
24th October 2018
OF THE COMMUNITY FRIENDSHIP CAFE
community friendship café in the church is reopening on
September (9am to 5pm Monday-Friday) with very reasonably priced
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
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.
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Mendip events and businesses etc.
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.
immediately. If you don’t want to take it home, there are two
waste bins on the Rec Field and one next to the Memorial Hall.
look out for the
culprits and remind them of their lapses.
probably just a small number of thoughtless people making life
difficult for everyone else.
17Jan2018 Parish Council
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
to demonstrate there
is a need.
to identify sites
(either new build or sale of existing)
for a Housing Association to agree to manage them (“take them
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.
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.
to register on the Homefinder Somerset Choice Based Lettings (CBL)
scheme can be found in the Homefinder Somerset Common Lettings Policy.
2017 Parish Council
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 David Sparkes),
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.
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
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"
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