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Moldrams Ground Report

On 21st March, Moldrams Ground volunteers and SSDC rangers had a lovely morning working together. 

The first task was to plant a large number of Hazel saplings, generously funded by Geoff and Stella Parcell to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary! They were planted just inside the first entrance and will grow to maturity to provide a great habitat for the Hazel Dormouse, only discovered on the site last year. What a great idea!…


Added by Bernard Sullivan on March 28, 2014 at 19:48 — 1 Comment

Cranbourne AONB office move

See this letter for details.

Added by geoff parcell on March 23, 2014 at 5:23 — No Comments

Somerset Levels Relief Fund - Royal Bath and West Society

 John Osman, Leader of Somerset County Council is supporting The Royal Bath and West Society who have set up a relief fund to assist Somerset residents whose homes and businesses have been flooded over the last two months. Cllr Osman asks if your council could please consider making a donation to the fund which will help start other flood preventative measures.

Please find attached:

- A leaflet from the Royal Bath and West Society with more information about the relief…


Added by geoff parcell on February 21, 2014 at 6:30 — No Comments

Possible traffic disruption in Underhill

Dear Councillors,

It is my intention to fell some trees and branches which abut Underhill from my property starting on Monday 10th to 12th Feb. This work was delayed from January. There will be some disruption to traffic flow along Underhill for which I apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.…


Added by Bruce Bower on February 7, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Wincanton Post Office is being modernised

They are creating an open plan environment, with longer opening hours (over lunch too).  Once the work is finished it will be open continuously from 09:00 till 17:30 every day except Sunday.

It will however be closed from Thursday 20th Feb reopening at 13:00 on Friday 28th Feb.

Nearest alternative Post Offices can be found at Bourton and Gillingham while the work is being done.

Added by Admin on February 6, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Spotlight on Older People

A roundup of news, research and work provided by the Rural Services Network,
highlighting issues for older people living in rural areas in the last 12 months.

Link here.

Added by Admin on January 31, 2014 at 17:06 — No Comments

How is this website being used?

Since August we have been collecting statistics on the use of this website to help us improve it. On average more than 200 pages are viewed every week. In a typical month there are 150 unique visitors to the site (not all from the village), they look at an average of 5 pages each visit and stay for 3 minutes.

News and Events are the most viewed, and some people never get beyond the first page they enter, but 72% go from  the opening page to another page.



Added by Admin on January 30, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Moldrams Ground Tree Clearance Morning

SSDC Rangers and volunteers alike had a great morning on Fri 24th, clearing a huge fallen larch that was blocking one of the main pathways through the reserve. The recent gales had caused at least 8 trees to fall, but none had caused any serious problems apart from the one massive larch and a smaller ivy-covered tree that had collapsed across the fencing into the top field.…


Added by Bernard Sullivan on January 25, 2014 at 17:20 — No Comments

Cleaner wanted

See Requests and Offers below for details.

Added by Admin on January 24, 2014 at 14:54 — No Comments

Surviving Winter

Here is some advice from Somerset Community Foundation on surviving the floods and the cold. Link here 

Added by Admin on January 10, 2014 at 11:48 — No Comments

Winter Films at Bourton Village Hall

New season of films  starting  in January 

Come and join us, bring your friends for some very enjoyable film & social evenings

Tickets only £5   available from Bourton Forge Garage, Zeals Garage, Nick Hall & Harriet Palmer.

The films  all start at 7:30pm.  We run a bar with light nibbles.

The following films will be shown at the Village Hall for the winter…


Added by Admin on January 7, 2014 at 17:22 — No Comments


Dear Councillors,

 Very sadly, due to weather and health I am unable to proceed with the maintenance and trees over hanging the highway as planned.

 I will keep you informed but I am aiming for new dates during the middle to end…


Added by Admin on January 3, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Black Bin Cafe cancelled 3rd Jan

Dear Everyone
this is to advise  you that due to illness it will not be possible to hold the Black Bin Cafe tomorrow morning, January 3rd.
We regret this,  but hopefully it will be open again on the 17th January at 10.30am

Added by Admin on January 2, 2014 at 15:25 — No Comments

New Year's Day Walk

Clear sky just now but the weather looks dreadful for tomorrow. The mince pies are being baked as I type so you are welcome for coffee and mince pies and the walking is optional! I'm happy to guide the (fool)hardy ones around on a brief one hour walk to wash away the cobwebs!

Happy Hogmanay

Added by geoff parcell on December 31, 2013 at 18:18 — No Comments

Moldrams Ground Ponds Update

STOP PRESS: Storm News - Recent storms brought down more than half a dozen trees on the reserve. SSDC have been informed. Most will be left to rot naturally and provide further wildlife habitats. Those considered dangerous, blocking pathways or damaging fences will be cleared.


After the recent volunteer day during which some pond vegetation was…


Added by Bernard Sullivan on December 27, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Christmas Party

Added by Admin on December 13, 2013 at 13:19 — No Comments

St Michael's Coffee Morning

Many thanks to those who organised and supported the Coffee Morning today and to Anne and Cliff Clark for hosting it.  All together we raised a terrific £475 for the Church.

Bruce Bower PCC Treasurer

Added by Bruce Bower on November 30, 2013 at 15:45 — No Comments



SSDC rangers and local volunteers met up on Monday 25th and had a great time improving the ponds for the our valued local wildlife. Click below to see the results!

Added by Bernard Sullivan on November 28, 2013 at 19:08 — No Comments

Allotment plots for rent

4 years ago the Pen Selwood Allotments became an ongoing concern at the picturesque site at Pitts Farm and continues to be a successful and steady Association. The tenants have been growing a variety of delicious vegetables, juicy fruits and beautiful flowers all for the kitchen table and hungry tummies!

Currently there is space available to rent and this is the perfect time to prepare and get stuck in for the following year. To rent a full plot for a year the cost is £37, a half is…


Added by Admin on November 24, 2013 at 10:43 — No Comments

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