December Update

Gainsborough Hedge At the beginning of 2021, a straggly part of the allotment hedge was removed so that it could be replanted, and the new hedge seems to be doing really well! We hope that it will go from strength to strength and form the future home of many creatures!  The photographs show its progress:  […]

November Update

East Hill Viewpoint Many thanks to our extremely versatile ranger, Martin, for coming quickly to the rescue to mend the fence at the East Hill Viewpoint at the end of September.  It looks great and is, of course, much safer than the previous fence which was in a very poor state of repair.  Before and […]

October Update

From our new Chairman… Hello.  It is all a little strange to be the new Chairman, and I am very grateful to residents for electing me to the Council and to fellow councillors for trusting me as their Chair.  A little bit about me.  I am a non-working partner in one of the Big 4 […]

September Update

Big kids and small mark the installation of the new equipment at Gainsborough playpark 24th August, we gathered at the Gainsborough playpark to officially ‘welcome’ the new play equipment to the park.  Our event was attended by Council members as well as by South Somerset District Councillor Sarah Dyke (pictured below with Cllrs. Robert Tizzard […]

August Update

Memorial Bench at the Cemetery The Parish Council has installed a new bench under the Arbour at the cemetery and it will be dedicated to the memory of John Farley (1933-2020), a long-standing member of the community who served on the council and made a significant contribution to the life of the village.  His widow, […]

July Update

Gainsborough playpark fun and games! At the time of writing, work is well under way to install the new play equipment at the playpark.  It has been really exciting to see this work in progress and the new units taking shape.  We plan to officially ‘welcome’ the new equipment (there might even be the cutting […]

June Update

Playtime is about to get better! This month we are very much looking forward to the installation of new play equipment at the Gainsborough playpark!  This will be the culmination of many months of research and planning on the part of the Parish Council, especially Cllrs. Rob Lockey and Lucy MacArthur, who have spent many […]

Paving the way…

A path improvement project has been completed successfully at St. John’s, a joint venture between Milborne Port Parish Council and the Parochial Church Council. These re-laid areas now provide much easier access for those with mobility difficulties and for coffin bearers. Many thanks to all those involved in this work, which has greatly enhanced the […]

Happy rambling!

If you are a keen walker and user of our many wonderful local footpaths, you might be interested to know that a new sign has been erected by the Rights of Way Warden at Somerset County Council to show where the footpath starts at the junction of Bathwell Lane and Canon Court Farm.