News

Flagpole at the Village Hall

Planning permission has been sought to erect a flagpole at the Village Hall. This will be up to seven metres tall and will be mounted on the promontory on the right side of the entrance from Dark Lane. The flagpole will be used by the scouts as well as to fly flags on...

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Alice Marriott joining VSO

Alice Marriott (ex pupil of the village school) is joining a Voluntary Service Organisation (VSO) programme in Bangladesh. Her challenge will be working with girls denied education because their families have married them off for money. A condition of joining the...

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Stoke Residents Win Recognition

At two recent awards ceremonies residents of Stoke St Gregory were recognised for their services to the community. Firstly, Sue Hembrow received the prestigious Somerset County Chairman's award. Sue was recognised for her long service to the community in roles ranging...

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Allotments Year End: Plots Available

The first growing season for Stoke St Gregory Allotment Association is drawing to a close. It has been a very successful year with a great variety and volume of produce. Congratulations to all plot holders The new horticultural year starts on November 1st. It looks...

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Rural Oscars

The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are back. Support your local businesses (shop/pub/rural enterprise etc) by nominating them by 13th November.

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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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Events

Allotments AGM

The growing year officially finished on Oct 30th, so irrespective of the fact that grass is still growing, the first year of the allotments has ended. Starting from literally a green field site in April, prodigious effort from all concerned produced crops to be proud...

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Village Chutney Competition

You are invited to this years Chutney competition! Amanda Bowery is the present champion of the last event held in 2015. Date - Sunday 26th November Time - 2 til 4pm Location - Stoke st Gregory church rooms There will be cheese, crackers, cider, hot drinks provided....

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Ladies’ Day, 16th November

There will be a performance of the heartwarming comedy Ladies’ Day, by Amanda Whittington at the Village Hall at 7:30 on 16th November, put on by @2K Theatre.


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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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St Gregory Players New Production

St Gregory Players would like to present their lasts production, THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY, a comedy by Tim Firth. Performances will be from Thursday 30th November to Saturday 1st December at 7:30pm in the Village Hall. Come along and be enthralled by your favourite...

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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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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.