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Latest update from Truespeed (200Mbps broadband)
of the engineering work in Leigh is done. However, we are still
awaiting wayleaves from a few landowners. This is delaying the project
as we can’t complete our network build and connect Leigh until we
can access the land in question. My best estimate is that this has
delayed the Leigh on Mendip and Tadhill connection date until May.I
am sorry about the delay. We will endeavour to keep you informed as
things develop. Neil Rogers is now the lead on Community Engagement for
Leigh on Mendip and the surrounding area.
Andy Moore, Truespeed (8 Feb 2019)Contact info is at www.truespeed.com
DO YOU KNOW WHO OWNS THE "DRANG" ?
The Parish Council would
like help to find the owner of the “Drang” footpath which runs between the
church and Bellfield.
Although it is a Public
Right of Way, the ownership of the land is unknown. We have confirmed that it
is not owned by Somerset County Council or Mendip District Council or recorded
by Land Registry. Our next stage is to enquire locally.
For many years we have
relied on neighbours and other volunteers for its upkeep but our aim is to
ensure that the path is maintained (by the landowner). If no owner can be found
the Parish Council will endeavour to register ownership and take on responsibility
for the maintenance.
If you have any knowledge or
property documents which may indicate who owns the “Drang” please contact
myself by email, phone or letter.
Many thanks for your help
community café in the church is reopening for 2019 on
Wednesday 9th January (9am to 4pm Monday-Friday) with very reasonably priced
no-one is present, please
feel free to go in and serve yourself.
Please take the time to visit our new community facilities. We look forward to seeing you.
address details for this website are at Publishing
Use this for Guest Book entries and to advertise your Leigh on
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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