News

September PC Report

Housing Development The meeting held on the 11th September took place shortly after the housing consultation event held by West of England Developments. The PC meeting was attended by several members of the public who raised concerns about the consultation, the way it...

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Heart of the Village

A new page  has been added to this website called Heart of the Village. It seeks to outline the background and steps being taken to maintain a vibrant social and commercial heart to Stoke St Gregory. Formerly called among several titles, the Pub/Shop project or More...

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Housing Development Consultation

On Tuesday 4th September between 3pm and 8pm a Housing Development Consultation was held in the Williams Hall hosted by West of England Developments. Three alternative schemes were shared which can be seen by clicking on the links below. West of England...

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August PC report

In brief: updates on PC response to Meare Green planning application and the potential community shop/Heart of the Village project. News of housing development presentation on 4 September.

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July PC report

Normally the Chair of the PC writes a report for the Parish News every month (and for Stoke News every quarter). Since there is no Parish News in August, and some fairly significant issues are brewing in the village, it was thought that we would publish the report of the July meeting here.

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SCC Business Growth Survey

Somerset County Council has recently launched a Business Growth Survey. If you run a business, and you would like SCC to improve the level of support they can offer you, complete the survey before 25 June.

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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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Events

Cider, Cheese and Chutney

Come and join us at the Williams Hall on Sturday 6 October from 7pm for a little sampling - local cider, cheese and chutney, for the modest price of JUST £3 PER TICKET. As usual there will also be a cash bar with a range of other drinks - beer, wine, soft drinks etc....

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Life Above the Levels

On Tuesday 10th September, in the Williams Hall there will be an illustrated presentation for all ages, covering the space industry, past present and future, given by local speaker Stephanie Mottershead. Stephanie is a highly qualified real space science enthusiast....

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Remembering the end of WW1

The 11th of November marks one hundred years since the end of WW1. Special activities, an exhibition, a bonfire as well as the traditional Remembrance Service are planned for this weekend. This year it is hoped, weather permitting, to hold the service around the...

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Pub/Shop Steering Team Creation, June 7th

Thanks to all who completed the recent survey of opinion in the Village regarding the potential future activity around protecting these village assets. While there are still many uncertainties and equally many possible outcomes, it has been agreed to start making the...

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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.