COMMUNITY APPLE PRESSING DAY
FOR ANYONE WISHING TO HARVEST THEIR APPLES FOR CIDER OR FRESH APPLE JUICE
JUST BRING CONTAINERS, A SENSE OF FUN AND OF COURSE YOUR APPLES!
ON SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2016
10am – 4pm
DOWELLS FARM, STEART TA5 2PX (ALY & ROBIN)
Tel 01278 652426
MORRIS DANCERS FROM 3.30PM
(Parking – Please use Natural England Car Park behind Dowells Farm)
The next meeting of the Otterhampton Parish Council will be held at 7pm this Thursday 6th October in the Village Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and there is a public session at the beginning of the meeting when members of the public can raise matters of interest to them.
For details of the agenda click agenda-a-l-6-october-2016-1
On behalf of the Combwich Crafters I would like to make it known that our group is making a wall hanging for the Village Hall. In its construction we are adding a wall (in fabric) of individual bricks which will be for sale at £5 a brick. Each brick will have the buyers (or family or friends) name on it. The money raised will be passed on to the Village Hall Committee for its refurbishing fund.
If anyone is interested in purchasing a brick, please contact me Sue Jacobs 01278 652450 or call into our group meetings on Wednesday mornings in the Hall between 10am and 12 noon. We will be there on the following dates: –
October 5th & 12th
November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
You may have heard that on the 1st June we successfully started operating Otter Wheels.
It is a car scheme to help anyone in our community who for various reasons are unable to undertake journeys themselves.
All who are involved in the scheme are volunteers and all passengers must be registered before they are able to use the service.
If you feel that you might need to make use of this car scheme and are not registered please contact Yvonne Bulman on 652713 or the duty coordinator on 07925 154 216 and we will be pleased to let you have a registration form. Journeys are charged at 45p per mile and if you are a bus pass holder you get a concessionary rate.
Finally – if you are a driver and have a four door vehicle and feel you would like to be involved please do contact us; most of the journeys that are undertaken are very local, e.g. the health centre at Cannington or Bridgwater town centre.
- Otter Wheels Chair – Jacqui Sparks
- Treasurer – Liz Brown
- Secretary – Yvonne Bulman
Our thanks go to Councillor John Edney for a grant from the Health and Wellbeing Budget and to our own Parish Council for their grant and continuing support.
You are hereby notified that the a meeting of the Parish Council will be held on
THURSDAY 7 JULY 2016
at THE VILLAGE HALL, COMBWICH
Members are required to attend – The meeting is open to the press and public
Continue reading Otterhampton Parish Council Meeting Thursday 7 July
The night time road closure has been postponed as per the following statement from Somerset County Council.
“The construction of the new shared pedestrian/cyclist facilities along Combwich Road and other associated works has been delayed due to unexpected alternations required to utility assets in the area. These works have been essential to enable us to proceed with our construction works. Unfortunately, the diversion works deferred the start of main construction and subsequently, postponed the road closure planned for the last phase of works that involves surfacing.
As you are probably aware, the main construction works on Combwich Road have already started on 6th June 2016. The majority of works will be undertaken under temporary 24/7 single file traffic signals, but for the period of three weeks commencing on 26th September 2016, the evening closure will be also implemented. After much thought and careful consideration, it has been decided to use evening closure to ensure works are completed in a safe and efficient manner and would not cause much disruption to local residents. The closure has been programmed to provide the Contractor with a sufficient time to complete works within given timescales or, if possible, ahead of schedule. I understand that temporary restrictions may have an impact on journey times, but regrettably, we are not in a position to start road closure later than 1900hrs as this may have a possible impact on project completion date. The road closure for re-surfacing works will be implemented from Monday evening to Friday evening; road should remain open during weekends (Saturday 6am to Monday 7pm) though. We sincerely apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
I would like to confirm that we have a duty to maintain the access to emergency services as and when required. Also, an access to adjacent properties will be kept at all times, but in case this will be temporarily not possible due to nature of undertaken works, all affected residents/business owners will be liaised with regards to alternative arrangements in advance.”
Otterhampton Parish Council
The C182 Combwich to Cannington New Roundabout will be closed from 7pm to 6am for 19 nights effective from 27th June 2016 for more details go to RCNSE7576 – Notice 1