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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.
successful community projects were the "Giant Village Jig-Saw" and the
REOPENING OF THE CHURCH & CAFÉ
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
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
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,
email@example.com or visit www.truespeed.com.
Monday 20th August 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Truespeed drop-in. Bell Inn.
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.
Please 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.
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
1. to demonstrate there
is a need.
2. 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.
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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