we make Leigh on Mendip an even better place to
Parish Council asked for ideas on how to spend a community fund which
District Council made available to us for the provision or
enhancement and management of public open space. We had some great feedback and
to those who attended the meeting and also to those who sent in
advance of it. Read more....
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
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.
Lapwood is our Village Agent. He offers free and confidential practial
support to local people and community groups. More
are taking names of people interested in
attending further First Aid training. Please
leave your name with the Parish Council Clerk, Anthea Brooks, email: email@example.com
or ring 01761
418737 or ring Cllr Dave Mattick 01373 812734. Currently
courses are being paid for by the Parish Council but future
courses may incur a charge.
The defibrillators are
the Memorial Hall and the Recreation Field Clubhouse.
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"
LEIGH ON MENDIP FACEBOOK
Anyone can join, just click on this link to