Category Archives: Uncategorized

New Christmas Tree lights for Combwich

Each year OPRA provides a Christmas tree with lights for the  village, but as everyone now knows the  lights were vandalised and destroyed within hours of being switched on.  New lights have now been purchased (paid for by Harbour View Social Club) and will be switched on again  at around 4.30pm on Saturday  19th December.

Villagers are being asked to come along with any spare decorations for the tree from about 3.30 to help make this a special occasion.


From your village agent

Yvonne BulmanUse it or lose it – I’m afraid!

Do you like to read? Do you have difficulty getting to the library?   If you can’t get to the library there is the ‘person to person’ Home Library scheme.   If you are confined to home you might find it helpful to have library books, talking books or other items delivered to home if requested.   If you would like to use this scheme or make further enquiries contact Sue Sheppard on 01823 359158.

Remember your Village Agent is here for you whether your problem is great or small and you can contact me on 07572 023432 or by e-mail   Our service is free and completely confidential. Yvonne Bulman


Parish Council Vacancy

 Parish of Otterhampton, Otterhampton and, Combwich Ward

Notice of Vacancy in the office of Parish Councillor


Pursuant to section 87(2) of the Local Government Act, 1972, an opportunity exists for the co-option of a parish councillor to the parish council.

This vacancy has arisen as there were insufficient nominations received under the recent Parish Council Elections. Continue reading Parish Council Vacancy

Afternoon Tea and Advice

@Cannington-a new community hub held at Cannington United Reform Church (High Street – opposite the Rose and Crown) open every Wednesday 1-4pm. Meet new people, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake.

Free Help and Advice is also available to all from Sedgemoor Citizens Advice and Sedgemoor District Council on a drop-in-basis (no appointment necessary). Advice is available for a range of issues from employment problems to council tax arrears.

You can also open a savings account and pay in with Bridgwater and District Credit Union every week.

We can help no matter what the problem!

Come along every Wednesday 1-4pm – we look forward to meeting you

Helen Jowett Receives Somerset County Council Chairman’s Award

Helen JowetAt a special awards ceremony in Taunton recently, our very own Helen Jowett was presented with Somerset County Council Chairman’s Award for service to her community. The citation read “Every community would love a Helen Jowett, and the parish of Otterhampton is very lucky to have her. Here is a person who puts others first and not a day goes by when she is not doing something for someone, somewhere; be it for the young, the old, the able and the not so able. Helen gives so much but takes so very little. ‘No’ would not appear to be in her vocabulary. Her life has not necessarily been a bed of roses either, yet you will never hear her moan about her lot. It is difficult to know where to start listing the reasons why she should be a recipient of this award, but during the past 30 years or so she has enhanced the community to such a degree through her involvement, energy, enthusiasm, commitment, compassion and sense of fun that she is respected and loved by everyone. The Parish Council cannot think of a more worthy winner of this award than Helen”.