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Letter from Audrey Mansfield our Village Agent. Audrey does tremendous work in the Parish, please contact her if you think she can assist you. Contact information at end of letter.

I recently became a Dementia Friend which I have found very useful as I have a number of clients who have a family member with Dementia.

About two thirds of older people will get dementia in later life although it can affect younger people as well.  There are a number of different forms, with Alzheimer’s being the most common.  It usually starts by affecting people’s short term memory, but can also affect perception, so for example people may not recognise themselves in the mirror. 

You can imagine the brain as a not very well made bookcase with your memories stored in a set of encyclopaedias, stacked from the bottom shelf upwards.  Every new memory goes into a book which is then placed on a high shelf.  If something shakes this wonky bookcase the volumes on the top shelf fall off, they are the most recent memories of today, this week, last month, all gone.  Lower down the books are still safely on the shelf and you can remember 10 or 20 years ago, or the French you learnt at school.

You keep feelings and opinions in a separate book, which isn’t stored on the bookshelf.  So you will know how you feel: happy, sad, hungry, don’t like chocolate, without remembering why you feel that way.

You can join me in becoming a Dementia Friend – the Alzheimer’s Society runs short courses.

If you are concerned about someone, the Alzheimer’s Society can help.  The national helpline is 0330 333 0804.  The website is Alzheimers.org.uk. 

If I can be of any help with any issue, my phone number is 07870 577925, email [email protected]

Thank you

Audrey

Audrey Mansfield
Village Agent

Tel: 01823 331222
Mobile: 07870 577925
Email: [email protected]

Check out the CCS website: www.somersetrcc.org.ukand see the variety of work we are doing.

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Latest Church 100 Club Draw winners can be found on the Church section of this website!

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CAN YOU HELP? there is no longer a direct bus service from Monkton Heathfield to the Crown Medical, so help is URGENTLY needed. 

Volunteer drivers needed to
provide lifeline service

Somerset County Council is appealing for more volunteer drivers to help provide a vital lifeline for vulnerable adults and children.

The County Council currently provides transport for eligible non-emergency NHS patients and social care users, ranging from the elderly to young children. This includes trips to hospital for medical appointments, or transport to day centres.

A dedicated army of nearly 200 fantastic drivers across the county currently act as volunteers, but the ageing population in Somerset means demand for transport is growing and more volunteers are needed.

Volunteer driving is a rewarding opportunity to get out and about, helping others and meeting new people, while providing a vital lifeline in your local community.

Anyone can be a volunteer – the only criteria is that drivers must be over 18, have use of their own four-door vehicle, and hold a full UK driving licence with no more than six points. Mileage expenses will be reimbursed at up to 50p per mile.

To find out more about volunteer driving, please contact Somerset You Can Do by phoning 01278 664180 or visit www.somerset.gov.uk/volunteering.

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Latest news from St Augustine’s can be found in ‘Church including 100 Club’

Why not take a look?

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Do you run a business which is based in the Parish of West Monkton – perhaps you are a newly arrived resident running a business from home?

If your answer is YES! then you are eligible to have an entry in the Business Listing on this website.

The subscription is £15.00 per annum, which also entitles you to have your business flyer/card included in the Welcome Pack that goes to every new home in the Parish.

Contact the Clerk for more information by emailing [email protected] or phone 01823 413 524.

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HELP NEEDED!!!

THE PARISH COUNCIL IS LOOKING FOR MORE LITTER PICKERS.

Our hard working team of one (!) can’t cover the whole Parish, and we need someone to help on a regular basis.  The Parish Council will provide you with a litter picking tool, lots on encouragement, and a small remuneration.  If you can help, please phone Tricia Cavill, Parish Clerk on 01823 413 524 or email [email protected]

Thank you to those who have come forward!

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LATEST DOG FOULING REPORTS

Dog fouling has been reported in the pedestrianised section of Hyde Lane.

It is illegal to let your dog foul the highway, so please carry plastic bags with you when you take your dogs out for a walk.  Dog bins are installed at lot of locations in the Parish, but if you regularly walk your dogs in an area that is without a bin, please inform the Parish Council. If you see dog fouling, please take a note of the date, time, and location, and report it to Environmental Health at TDBC, 01823 356 051, or any Councillor, or the PCSO.

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Tacchi-Morris Centre:

To find out more visit our website www.tacchi-morris.com or call the Box Office 01823 414141. And please do forward on to anyone you feel maybe interested. We can offer special discounts  for Children’s Centres and Primary Schools – just email [email protected] for more info.

We look forward to seeing you very soon.

PRESS CONTACT: SARA LOVERIDGE 01823 414122

Box Office: 01823 414141

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Taunton. TA2 8PD.

Box Office: 01823 414141. Email: [email protected]

Website: www.tacchi-morris.com

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Parish Noticeboards

Residents are very welcome to advertise Parish events or services on our Parish Council noticeboards at The Street, Greenway, the Village Hall, the Stores on School Road, Farriers Green, St Quintins Park, Brittons Ash Green and Canal View. This is why our Parish Notice boards are not boxed in.  Please respect this facility; do not post anything that is not an event or a service; and please remove your advertisement after the event has passed. Please do not use a staple gun, it may be easy for the notice poster but its very difficult for subsequent users!

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HELP NEEDED !!

Do you have a couple of hours a month, and want to help to keep the Parish looking clean and tidy and a pleasant place to live? Then please phone the Clerk, Tricia Cavill, on 01823 413 524.  The Parish Council would be delighted to hear from you!

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Upcoming Events

May
2
Tue
2017
7:00 pm Planning Committee Meeting @ Brittons Ash Community Hall (BACH)
Planning Committee Meeting @ Brittons Ash Community Hall (BACH)
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a meeting of the West Monkton Parish Council Planning Committee to consider planning application number 48/17/0021.   Details about the application are available by clicking on this link: http://www2.tauntondeane.gov.uk/asp/webpages/plan/plapplookup.asp And searching for the[...]
May
9
Tue
2017
7:00 pm West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
West Monkton Parish Council @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
WEST MONKTON PARISH COUNCIL CHANGE OF MEETING DAY TO THE SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
May
11
Thu
2017
8:30 am Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall | Monkton Heathfield | England | United Kingdom
Come and have a coffee/tea and a chat about ideas you may have for the community, or things that concern you. County Councillor David Fothergill, Taunton Deane Councillor Norman Cavill, and Parish Clerk Tricia Cavill[...]
Jun
8
Thu
2017
8:30 am Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Parish Surgery @ Brittons Ash Community Hall | Monkton Heathfield | England | United Kingdom
Come and have a coffee/tea and a chat about ideas you may have for the community, or things that concern you. County Councillor David Fothergill, Taunton Deane Councillor Norman Cavill, and Parish Clerk Tricia Cavill[...]

Polls

Have you seen the draft Neighbourhood Plan?

  • Not yet (89%, 8 Votes)
  • Yes (11%, 1 Votes)
  • I will send my comments to the Clerk (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

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