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Leigh on Mendip Housing Need Survey 2019


A survey to establish the housing need in our parish is being conducted in September. It is important that as many people as possible contribute. 

A questionnaire has been delivered to every address in the parish  for you to have your say.  

The results of the survey will help Councillors to comment about planning applications and inform local planning policy. This could affect YOU, whether you have a specific housing need or even if you do not.  

The survey can be returned using the stamped, addressed envelope or on-line (details are on the survey front page). If you need any help completing the survey or require a further copy please ring the Smart Communities Team on 01823 331222 or email .  

Completed surveys must be received by Monday 23rd September 2019

Leigh on Mendip Arts and Crafts Exhibition 2019


Dear Creative Villager

We will be holding the annual Arts & Crafts Exhibition to showcase the talents of the village on


Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2019 (11am – 4pm) at the Memorial Hall


Any item under the broad sense of “arts and crafts” can be entered from needlework to woodwork, paintings to jewellery or anything you have personally created. Don’t forget this includes photography.    Click here for  details and an Entry Form.

Entry Forms for the Exhibition this year are due in on Monday 30th September and your work submitted by Wed 9th October.


The community café in the church is open 9am to 4pm Monday-Friday with very reasonably priced refreshments.  When 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. 



The Parish Council is pursuing an opportunity for two additional Affordable Houses (for Social/Affordable Rent) in the village. Funding is available until April 2020, 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

You are not committing to anything by registering but you will be allowing Mendip District Council to assess 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


Volunteers have already made a difference.

How can you help?


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.

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).

Anyone can join, just click on this link to Facebook

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