News

Reporting issues to the PC

One of the Parish Council’s functions is to act as a sounding board for members of the public who have concerns about any aspect of life in the village, but it is often quicker to report a problem directly to the body that can act on it.

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Broadband: full fibre on the horizon

This update potentially affects all residents of Stoke St Gregory and surrounding villages: both those currently out of reach of BT’s fibre cabinets and those who have fibre but might welcome an upgrade to much higher speeds.

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Successful Village Spring Clean

On Saturday morning thirty willing souls dropped everything in order to start picking up litter around the village. It was a very successful exercise with over 20 full bin bags of rubbish collected. All parts of the village were covered; a very pleasing outcome...

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Tractor Movements: A Discussion

Tractor movements – why and what can be done? This document is intended to promote discussion in Stoke St Gregory and North Curry about an issue about which many residents are concerned, namely the volume and intensity of traffic associated with local dairy farms....

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Shop/Pub Survey results

We would like to thank everybody who completed and returned a community shop/pub survey. The results are now in, and very positive. For the full details and some guidance as to what happens next, please go to this page (and ignore the red link below).

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Do you use the Library?

Somerset County Council is running a public consultation ahead of making changes (and cuts) to the library service. No major changes to Langport or Taunton Libraries are planned, but it is still worth letting them know that the library is important to you.

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Community Orchard Planted

After several delays due to inclement weather, the community orchard has now been planted. My thanks to allotment holders who helped stake in sixteen trees made up of three varieties of apple and one of pear. Fruit harvested from these trees will be available for all...

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Community Shop/Pub Survey

The biggest issue that has faced the village for a long time is the potential closure of both pubs and the shop. The PC is running a survey to gauge support for a plan to set up a community shop and/or pub. It is important that as many people as possible complete this survey. Please read on to understand the background to this.
Please note: Graham’s email address is unfortunately wrong on the printed form: it should read moc.liamgnull@deelgmaiharg

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Rose & Crown

It is widely known that the owners of the Rose & crown have applied for a change of use. Taunton Deane Planning Committee was due to rule on this at their meeting on 28Feb. In the event they decided to postpone a decision for six months. Please read on for the implications of this on the community shop/pub survey which should be going out this weekend.

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Events

Village Hall AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Williams Hall will be held on Monday 21st May at 7:30pm. All are welcome. Come along a hear how your village hall is performing, then enjoy drinks and nibbles with the trustees who will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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Annual Parish Meeting

Everyone is invited to the Annual Parish Meeting, at the Williams Hall, 7:30 on Tuesday 24 April. Your opportunity to grill the Parish Council while drinking free wine.

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Village Fete June 16th

This years Village Fete and Fun day will be held on June 16th. In response to many requests we have moved the date to before the school holidays and to a date where the cricket club can provide their invaluable support in sustaining visitors.

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Village Walking Group

The summer season of evening village walks starts on April 3rd. Meet at the village square at 6PM for a 4-5 mile walk followed by a pub meal which this month will support our local hostelry, the Rose and Crown. Come and join us. All, and their dogs welcome.

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Church Open Days 7th, 8th April

Saturday 7th April from 11.00am to 4.30pm and Sunday 8th April from 11.30am. On the weekend after Easter the Parish Church will be open, as it is every day of the year, for anybody to come in and visit. On these two days there will be a little more to be seen and...

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Pilates In the Village

If you’ve never tried Pilates before, now is your chance to find out what it’s all about! There will be a new weekly Pilates class at Williams Hall on Thursdays at 1:30pm starting from January 11th 2018. The classes will be run by Polina, an experienced and fully...

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Events: please keep us informed

Justifiable criticism has been heard that the events shown on this website have often been out of date. Clearly there always are future events to list, but if we don’t know about them we can’t list them. If you are organising an event in the village, please give Graham or Nick the details so that we can post them here.

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This page is used for village announcements and items of immediate interest. if you have an item of your own which you would like published here, please let us know.

Further village news can be found on the Stoke St Gregory Facebook page, or in
Stoke News, the printed newsletter which is delivered to all homes in the village. Current and previous issues of Stoke News may be found here.

There is also a village Nextdoor network for exchanging classified ads and local information.