Annual Parish Meeting – Report

The Annual Parish Meeting took place remotely on Tuesday 26th April 2022 at the Village Hall; this was a meeting the parishioners, not a meeting of the Parish Council, but was chaired by the Chairman of the Parish Council and organised by the Parish Clerk. All local groups were invited to attend and submit a […]

May Update

Summertime is picnic time! We have installed another new picnic bench at the Gainsborough playpark!  This one is designed so that a wheelchair user can tuck a chair under one of the short ends. The playpark area is looking great! Hazel Hedge Growth The hedge plants that Martin the Ranger planted last year at the […]

April Update

No Parish Council Elections in 2022 Nominations for the 13 Parish Council seats are now in and the result is that 9 residents have been put forward for election. As the Parish Council has 13 seats, all 9 people gain a seat automatically without having to face the public vote. So, there will be no […]

January Update

Members’ RolesThere have been a few changes in positions and committee membership over the last few months:  Cllr. Rob Lockey is now the Vice-Chairman of the Council; Cllr. Tom Campbell is the new Chairman of the Planning & Environment Committee with Cllr. Rob Lockey as the Vice-Chairman.  Cllr. Robert Tizzard has just joined our Management […]

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, […]