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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Marie Curie and St Margaret’s Hospice

Both these organisations are looking for volunteers to visit and offer support to the terminally ill. St Margaret’s is also looking for people to support their Open Gardens Campaign for 2018. For more details click the red link and…

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Land with housing potential

As recently reported, the Parish Council would like to encourage a limited amount of building development as part of our strategy for ensuring the long-term viability of the village. In theory District planning policy is opposed to any development on green field sites...

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Dog poo

I am sorry to have to mention this again, but it is a perennial issue in a village of many dog-lovers, walkers and cows. Please pick up after your dog; you will earn the respect and gratitude of all those you share the land with.

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A message from the PC

We have issued a statement in response to concerns about potential developments in the village, both to highlight the challenges which we believe we are facing at the moment, and to scotch rumours that the PC is planning anything radical without consulting the community. The full text, which is virtually the same as has appeared in both the Winter 2017 edition of Stoke News and the December/January Parish News, can be read on the Future Planning page in the PC section of this site.

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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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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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Irish Evening 16 March

Pre-St Patrick’s night Irish evening, live music with popular local Irish band Diaspora, cash bar, Irish stem and Guinness cake.

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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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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.

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