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Barn Owl Box Monitoring at Moldrams Ground LNR

From Rachael Whaites, SSDC Countryside Ranger for Moldrams Ground LNR:

I attended a Barn Owl box monitoring workshop with Chris Sperring from Somerset Wildlife Trust (SWT) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) on Saturday 13th April.  I would like to share some of the information I gained from attending this workshop and also tell you how you get can get involved with monitoring your community Barn Owl box.

Barn Owls are one of nearly 90 species of bird that are listed…

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Added by Rachael Whaites on April 15, 2013 at 16:21 — 1 Comment

Black Bin Cafe opens!

Added by Admin on April 12, 2013 at 13:46 — No Comments

Cooking vegetables at Gardening club

We had a great evening on 11th April with Terry Farris giving us a Masterclass in cooking vegetables in unusual ways. On the menu were:

Moroccan Tagine with Harissa Couscous

Vegetable with feta cheese strudel

Veggie…

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Added by Admin on April 11, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

Coombe Street railings

If you haven't been down Coombe Street recently, you will notice a change. The railings at the top of the Coombe have been completely renovated by the Parish Council.…

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Added by Admin on April 10, 2013 at 22:00 — No Comments

Litter

This morning I walked my dogs through the village, between Underhill and Long Lane I picked up over 30 bottles which were strewn along the roadside.  I appreciate that some may have been blown out of the recycling  vehicle but not all and especially not along Long Lane.

I have lived in the village for nearly four years and I have noticed that the litter problem is getting worse.  Litter I know is a problem everywhere but Pen Selwood is our bit of England let us all try and keep it…

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Added by Rita Walder Capron on April 9, 2013 at 13:35 — No Comments

Village walk

We had a very successful dog friendly walk on Saturday 5th April - a good length (1.5 hours) and a good route; here are the happy walkers back at the church. 

The next walk is on Saturday 20th April at 10.30am starting at the Village…

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Added by Bruce Bower on April 7, 2013 at 18:58 — No Comments

Magical Moldrams - photos

It was a cold but sunny day when a large group from the village had a Walk and Talk around Moldram's Ground given by Rachael Whaites, the Countryside Ranger.  We learned about the endangered species seen there - dormice, barn owls, greater crested newts and slow worms.

We left with a much greater understanding of the nature on our own doorstep.…

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Added by Admin on April 2, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

Vacancy on the Parish Council.

A vacancy has occurred on the Parish Council. Please see the public notice here.

Added by Admin on March 28, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

Another Music Quiz results

Thank you all very much for supporting Another Music Quiz on Saturday.
Judging by the noise level, heckling, singing and bar sales it seemed most people had a good time.
Congratulations to the Super Troupers on winning and many thanks to Kevin for putting together such a great quiz.
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Added by Admin on March 25, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Moldram's Ground volunteering - 26th March

On Tuesday (tomorrow) from 10 am, Rachael Whaites and her team from SSDC will be doing some work at Moldram's Ground and would appreciate some help from us. The plan is to clear some brash down by the lower pond and also to level up the approach to the bird hide. …
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Added by Admin on March 22, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin in Wincanton is reopening soon as a traditional cider house.

Added by Admin on March 22, 2013 at 12:30 — No Comments

Refuse and Recycling dates at Easter

You'll find Easter and other bank holiday changed days at Bank Holiday changes

Added by Admin on March 13, 2013 at 10:17 — No Comments

Quartet - Bourton film night 12 March

If you don't already have a ticket then you won't get in. It is a sell out. Buy early for next film -Skyfall

Added by Admin on March 11, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Parish Council meeting - 11th March

You'll find the agenda here and previous minutes here.

Public welcome.

Added by Admin on March 5, 2013 at 13:00 — No Comments

Arthritis scam

NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

[RINGMASTER COMMUNITY MESSAGING - SOMERSET EAST - FN017 200213]

Be wary of phone callers targeting the elderly and enquiring if the householder suffers from arthritis. They will offer to visit you and demonstrate something that can help with the pain. A local female resident received such a call recently from a very plausible female caller which was then followed up by a male caller asking if the lady was on her own.

Please decline any visits…

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Added by Bruce Bower on February 21, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Oil tank security

A message from Neighbourhood Watch - please note there has been a rise in theft of fuel from fuel tanks on properties in the rural community in parts of Somerset.  It is evident that some fuel tanks have not been secured.  Please remind those with fuel tanks to check their security and to report all suspicious activity/vehicles to the police on 101.

Other NW information is under the NW section of the Services tab.

Added by Bruce Bower on February 12, 2013 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

2011 Census

For those who love statistics, the analysis of census data at parish level is now available.

Here are some graphs.  For those who prefer the official numbers see…

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Added by Admin on February 9, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments

Vulnerable Somerset residents get warmer homes

Free insulation as Warm Streets returns  

All installations need to be completed by the end of March 2013, so spread the word quickly if you know somebody who would benefit.

Somerset residents have the opportunity to improve their home for free, thanks to the re-launch of the Warm Streets scheme. Residents aged over 60 or in receipt of benefits can potentially get both cavity wall and loft insulation installed for free (subject…

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Added by Admin on February 5, 2013 at 18:20 — No Comments

Temporary close of footpath WN 21/16 in the parish of Penselwood from 15th Feb

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:26:25

From: SLloyd1@somerset.gov.uk



We are having to close the above mentioned footpath so that works can be carries out on the culvert and for the removal of a boardwalk as this causes a danger to the public.  I have attached a copy of the notice which will appear on site…

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Added by geoff parcell on January 28, 2013 at 19:18 — No Comments

Submission of the South Somerset Local Plan 2006-2028

Local District Plan available for viewing online and at Yeovil.

Dear Sir/Madam  

Submission of the South Somerset Local Plan 2006-2028

I am writing to inform you that on 21st January 2013 South Somerset District Council submitted the South Somerset Local Plan 2006-2028 to the Secretary of State. All comments received in response to the…
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Added by geoff parcell on January 28, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

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