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. We had some great feedback and
to those who attended the meeting and also to those who sent in
advance of it.
majority of comments centred around the idea of improving and/or
children’s play area at the recreation ground, to have some
form of community
garden or orchard and to have more allotments available to villagers.
these require more space and therefore we are exploring options to buy
additional land adjoining the recreation field.
Parish Council feels that it would be best to use the fund to maximise
amount of land bought. Whilst this limits what we can initially do it
village far greater options in the medium and long-term. Therefore the
plan is to provide allotments. In addition, contingent on the area of
bought, we could remove some of the vegetation to the west of the play
which will open it up to more light and help keep it drier and make it
Parish Council and the Recreation Field Management Committee are aware
are keeping it in mind that people would like more and improved play
and we are looking into options to address this through different
acknowledge that there were a number of suggestions regarding improved
parking facilities in the village, improving signage, more street
etc. but the Parish Council felt that Mendip District Council would not
the use of “Open Space” contribution on schemes
such as these. In addition most
of the schemes would require significantly more funding than was
some of the items, such as improved signage, should be achievable via
routes. Finally, whilst the cars parked along the eastern end of Leigh
can create congestion issues we are also aware that it helps to slow
traffic on a road which would otherwise be temptingly long and straight!
will continue to keep the parishioners updated.
on Mendip Parish Council