News

New Parish Councillor Needed

Stoke St Gregory Parish Council should have nine members, but since Bill Carpenter resigned we are down to eight and looking for a replacement. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please get in touch before 6th October. We are hoping to choose a new councillor at our next meeting on Monday 9th October.

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More news on Broadband

As has been noted before, SSG is a divided community when it comes to broadband, two thirds having access to fibre and one third not. The wireless network continues to expand for the non-fibre section (and you have until the end of this month to redeem a CDS voucher if you still have one), but as it happens there is potential good news on the horizon for the whole village.

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What Future for Stoke St Gregory?

Your Parish Council is elected to serve the best interests of the village, and while many are content to leave the course of village business to manage itself, it is also the responsibility of the Parish Council to engage the whole community in matters of importance....

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Tesco Langport Selects The Allotments

Notification has been received that the Tesco charity, ‘Bags of Help’ have selected Stoke St Gregory Allotments for a potential grant award. The allotments have been nominated alongside with other regional projects and shoppers are invited to vote for the most...

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First Aid Classes

Following a medical emergency at an event in the village a few months ago, the PC has agreed to organise first aid classes in the village. The aim is that at least one person in every village organisation should be familiar with basic first aid, and as many individuals as feel it would be valuable for them and for those around them. Please click the following link for details:

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Hedge Cutting

Some of the lanes in and around Stoke St Gregory are quite narrow enough that they cannot afford to be narrowed yet further by overgrown hedges. There have been several complaints about this recently, particularly in relation to Curload. Although Somerset County Council Highways are responsible for immediate verges, and will cut these, the hedge is generally the responsibility of the land-owner, so if your garden or field has a hedge along the road, please make sure that it is cut back regularly, especially now that the nesting season is over. [Please read the full post if this affects you.]

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New Play Equipment Installed

The second phase of the Village play park has been installed in time for the summer holidays. A new climbing frame for younger children and new swings are already in use. The 'tyre' swing is already very popular. So if it is a fine day and the kids need to do...

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Broadband voucher deadline extended

This primarily affects those with very slow broadband speed who applied for a voucher from Connecting Devon and Somerset before the end of November 2016, but have not yet been connected to the Rural Broadband Southwest wireless network or to any other alternative to wired broadband. The deadline for redeeming vouchers (i.e. the time by which the installation had to be completed and billed to CDS) has now been extended to 30 September 2017. (It is likely that the voucher scheme will be reopened for new applications at some point, but we have no idea when.)

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Silent Strike

People within earshot of the Parish Church will have noticed that the clock strike has been very unreliable recently. It turns out that this is due to an unravelling weight cable which is snagging in its shaft and tripping the winder. The strike will be silent until this is fixed, though the chimes should continue.

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Welcome to the new website

The old website served us well for many years (thanks Alfred!), but we needed something that could be read equally well on devices of all sizes, and that enabled us to hand over the editing of pages to individuals and organisations. While we were at it, we wanted to make it as clear and easy to navigate as possible.

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Events

Barbara and Bill’s Leaving Bash

Friday 29th September from 6:30 pm

Your opportunity to thank Barbara & Bill for 8+ years of first class ministry friendship and love.
Everyone and that means EVERYONE, 0 – 100, is invited to a FAMILY BARN DANCE in the Village Hall.

Bring and share supper—cash bar
Wear something pink if you can—fairy wings encouraged.

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Village Fete and Fun Day

Put September the 16th in your calendar. From 12 noon until 4pm on the Playing Field the annual Village Fete will be held. It is anticipated that there will be some thirty attractions for your interest, entertainment and sometimes participation, not to mention food...

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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 should be delivered to all homes in the village. Current and previous issues of Stoke News may be found here.