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 […]

February Update

New hedge plants at Gainsborough Some allotment tenants and local residents were concerned about the gap in the hedge on Gainsborough so we hope that all residents are happy to see that 30 hedge plants are now in situ, thanks to our ranger, Martin.  This photo was taken on that very cold, snowy and windy […]

January Update

Getting down to the nitty-gritty We have installed a new grit bin on Pope’s Lane where the road meets the Higher Gunville pathway. Like fire extinguishers, things that we must have but hope to never need to use… Like so many things in Local Government, grit bins are not straightforward.  All the grit bins within […]

November’s News 2020

The Parish Council is delighted to welcome a new member of the team in the form of our new ranger, Martin Amos.  Some of you might already have seen him working his new patch in the last few weeks, especially at Coldharbour and Pope’s Lane.  Martin is an employee of South Somerset District Council but […]