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.

May Update

Ben Smith – our litter picking hero Congratulations to teenager Ben Smith who has completed his six-month stint of volunteering for the Parish Council for his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award!  Ben has been diligently picking up litter at the Gainsborough and Springfield play parks since the start of last October and we are extremely […]

April Update

Gainsborough Play Area Drinking Water Tap We are very sorry to report that the drinking water tap that was installed last year at the Gainsborough play area has now been vandalised twice and therefore is currently out of operation. This is such a shame as we know that this facility was much appreciated by most […]

March Update

Town Hall Clock We reported last month that we were hoping to see the restored clock mechanism and face reinstalled by the end of March but we were very happy to see everything in place and working again on 9th March!  And very lovely it looks too!  I wish that I could say the same […]