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Heathfield Gardens Public Open Space and Play Area Work Plan

Posted by on 14th March, 2018 in News

A plan has been provided by Persimmon confirming when work is planned to Public Open Spaces and Play Areas in the development which will result in their closures whilst the work is carried out.  The Plan is available here: Monkton Heathfield Works Completion plan

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Somerset Waste Partnership – March Briefing

Posted by on 14th March, 2018 in News

The Somerset Waste Partnership March briefing is available here: SWP Briefing March 2018

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Volunteering Opportunities in Somerset

Posted by on 14th March, 2018 in News

The Somerset Volunteer Service website includes details of all types of volunteer opportunities across Somerset.  The website is available via the following link: https://cswvolunteer.co.uk/

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Grit Bins

Posted by on 2nd March, 2018 in News

The Parish Council has installed 9 grit bins in the Parish at: New Cross, Sidbrook, Monkton Inn, Church Hill, Coombe Hill, Farriers Green, Milton Hill, Dyers Lane, Sidbrook Orchards.  Residents can use this grit to keep the highways clear in their area.  A cut out empty plastic milk carton can make a useful scoop.  Guidelines for snow clearing can be found on the website.

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Annual Parish Meeting – 28th March 2018 – Agenda

Posted by on 2nd March, 2018 in News

The Annual Parish Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 28th March 2018.  The agenda for the meeting is available here: Agenda

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All Stars Cricket is coming to West Monkton Cricket Club this summer

Posted by on 20th February, 2018 in News

Introduce your children to the wonderful sport of cricket with your local cricket club by joining the All Stars Cricket programme at West Monkton on Friday evenings through June and July. All Stars Cricket is a brand-new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. The programme features: For all children aged five to eight Delivered nationwide at over 1,800 centres Eight one-hour sessions, held over eight weeks Emphasis on fun and being active Focus on developing your child’s movement skills Great first introduction to cricket Safe and fully accredited Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too Easy online registration Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, water bottle, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to your door. We caught up with our fundraising and participation officer Giles Benbow who had this to say on this exciting addition to West Monkton “All Stars Cricket is a great way to get your children active, to learn a new sport in a safe environment that is local to you. it’s also a great way for parents to meet other people within their local community and it’s only £40 for the whole programme which includes lots of goodies for the kids” You can register online at https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars or contact Giles Benbow from West Monkton CC on gilesbenbow@gmail.com for more...

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Heartsafe Cabinet and AED Package at the BACH – Now Live

Posted by on 20th February, 2018 in News

The Ambulance Service has confirmed that the Heartsafe Cabinet and AED Package located at Brittons Ash Community Hall is now live. Don’t forget the Community Awareness Training Event on 11th April at 7pm at the BACH.  If you would like to attend please contact us.

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TDBC Changes to Cash Payments

Posted by on 11th February, 2018 in News

Ways to pay for Taunton Deane Borough Council Bills From the 29th March, the cash machines in Deane House and Wellington Community Centre are to be removed  and we are providing, as an alternative, a more modern system which is more convenient for customers, therefore if you still wish to pay cash for a Council Service then you will be able to use one of the many shops and convenience stores who are signed up to the Paypoint network or any post office. All you will need to do is take your bill which will have a bar code on it to one of the outlets and pay cash in the normal way.  Alternatively It may be easier for you to pay your bill over the phone, we have a 24/7 payments line 01823 356598 or you can pay at any time online using our...

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SWP Easter, May and August Revised Refuse Collection Dates

Posted by on 6th February, 2018 in News

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Somerset Waste Partnership February Briefing

Posted by on 6th February, 2018 in News

SWP Briefing February 2018

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Temporary Closure of Hyde Lane

Posted by on 30th January, 2018 in News

TAKE NOTICE that in pursuance of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the County Council of Somerset propose to make an Order PROHIBITING ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding along Hyde Lane from outside the property named Rexhill House, northwards for a distance of 275 metres. This order will enable Wessex Water to carry out water main replacement works in this road. The Order becomes effective on 05 March 2018 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to last for 27...

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Temporary Closure of Greenway

Posted by on 29th January, 2018 in News

TAKE NOTICE that in pursuance of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, as amended by the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, the County Council of Somerset have made an Order PROHIBITING ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding along Greenway from the junction with Hestercombe Road and Redhill to the junction with Cheddon Fitzpaine Road and Sidbrook a distance of 750 metres. This order will enable Somerset Highways to carry out local drainage works in this road. The Order became effective on 11 December 2017 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works are expected to commence on 19 February 2018 and last for 5 days. While the closure is in operation an alternative route will be signed on site. Further information is available here: RCNTD9145 – Notice...

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Library Services Consultation

Posted by on 24th January, 2018 in News

The SCC Library Services Consultation commences on 29th January. Further information about the consultation and drop in events is available in these...

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A361 Roadwork Disruption

Posted by on 11th January, 2018 in News

A major engineering scheme to resurface a busy  road near Durston on the outskirts of Taunton is planned. A 1.7-mile section of the A361 from Walford Cross to the Sedgemoor border is showing signs of deterioration and needs to be fully re-surfaced. Work is proposed to start on Monday 19 February and take around three weeks, with the road closed during working hours (approximately 7.30am to 6.30pm)

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Planning Renovations This Year?

Posted by on 8th January, 2018 in News

Somerset Scientific Services have developed some advice if you are planning renovations this year. It is available here: Planning Renovations This Year 1.1

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Notice regarding the late Jon Davis

Posted by on 19th December, 2017 in News

Jon Davies, who for many years ran West Monkton Motors and lived at The Coach House, West Monkton, sadly passed away last month. His cremation will be on 29th December 2017 at 11.00am at Taunton Deane Crematorium. There will be a wake at the Maypole, Thurloxton afterwards.

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Somerset Waste Partnership – December Briefing

Posted by on 19th December, 2017 in News

The Somerset Waste Partnership December Briefing is available here: December 2017 SWP briefing – Final

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Somerset Waste Partnership – November Briefing

Posted by on 7th December, 2017 in News

The Somerset Waste Partnership November Briefing is available here: Final SWP monthly briefing November 2017

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Salt / Grit Bags

Posted by on 29th November, 2017 in News

The Parish Council has been provided with a small number of grit / salt bags for the winter period.  If you or your neighbours would benefit from these bags, please get in touch.  They will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Please email assistantclerk.wmpc@gmail.com

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NHS Health Checks in West Monkton

Posted by on 31st October, 2017 in News

The NHS Health Check Van will be visiting West Monkton on 12th December 2017 from 9.30am until 4.30pm at Brittons Ash Community Hall. Further information about NHS Health Checks is available in this leaflet: NHS Health Check Leaflet The leaflet contains information about who is eligible for a Health Check and what an appointment involves. If you would like a health check you need to book an appointment. You can book an appointment via this link: http://www.somersethealthchecks.co.uk/brittons-ash...

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Polls

Would local residents like to see two tennis courts for free use in the Parish at Hartnells Farm?

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