With local elections for Somerset County Council taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Sedgemoor are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May.
The call for voters to sign up comes as the Electoral Commission launches a national voter registration campaign to encourage as many people as possible to register ahead of elections taking place this year across the country.
Sedgemoor District Council are now also reminding voters in Sedgemoor that they need to register by the deadline of Thursday 13 April otherwise they won’t be able to take part in the Somerset County Council elections on May 4th. It’s quick and easy to register, but after the deadline of 13 April, it will be too late.”
Emma Hartley, Head of Campaigns at the Electoral Commission said: “Our research shows that young people, students and recent home movers are particularly less likely to be registered to vote. So if you have moved house recently, then make sure you’re registered correctly. If you’re not registered, you won’t be able to have your say on issues that directly affect your day-to-day life in Somerset.”
To register to vote, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before Thursday 13 April.
A public session of the parish council will be held to discuss Sedgemoor District Council’s Local Plan Consultation at 6.45pm Thursday 9th March at the Village Hall, Combwich.
For the full agenda please click Agenda March 2017
Starting on 19th January 2017 ‘Coffee & Shop Thursdays’ are being held at Hill House every Thursday from 9.00am to 12.00pm for the local community, where there will obviously be coffee, tea & cakes available and also the tuck and gift shop will be open. Please see Poster for more details.
We wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.
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SOS!! Urgent help needed by Cannington Health Centre
Cannington Dispensary urgently need volunteers to come forward to help deliver vital medications.
The health care centre currently deliver to local post offices to help with the distribution of medicines for those with no transport. The centre is now looking for volunteers who could deliver to peoples homes.
Do you live in Stogursey, Kilve, Goathurst, Holford, Otterhampton, Cannington or Combwich?
Could you join with Sarah at the dispensary and become a voluntary driver?
Can you spare 2-3 hours every 6-8 weeks?
Please phone Sarah on 01278 652335 if you can help with this important work
OTTERHAMPTON PARISH COUNCIL
You are hereby notified that a meeting of the Parish Council will be held on
THURSDAY 1 DECEMBER 2016, at THE VILLAGE HALL
Precept Meeting 6.30pm
Main Meeting 7pm – All Welcome
For more information and the agenda click on agenda-1-december-2016
Parish of Otterhampton, Otterhampton and, Combwich Ward
Notice of Vacancy in the office of Parish Councillor
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972, that a
CASUAL VACANCY EXISTS IN THE OFFICE OF PARISH COUNCILLOR
for the above Parish due to the resignation of Cllr H Bennett.
More information on pc-vacancy-notice-for-website-5-11-16