New Multi-User Path

The new footpath leading from the track by Combwich Common is arousing lots of interest and we hoped it would be available for walkers very soon. Unfortunately there is still a significant amount of work that is required to bring the bridleway and associated works, adjacent to it, to a standard that the developers feel would be safe to allow members of the public to walk. There is also a need for the formal diversion order to be approved. Continue reading New Multi-User Path

Christmas Fayre Spectacular

At Otterhampton Primary School

on Friday 16th November from 5pm to 8pm.

Come and fulfill all your Christmas shopping needs with our local craft makers and businesses. After visiting Father Christmas, your children can watch “Polar Express” (supervised by trained staff) while you browse and enjoy mulled wine, so come along and shop for that special occasion.

Combwich Village Market

Come and meet up with friends and start your Christmas shopping early.                    Saturday 10th November between 10am and 12 noon at Otterhampton Village Hall.      Lots of beautiful hand made crafts, including glass, stationary, jewellery and cards to choose from as well as home grown vegetables and plants, home made savouries, jams, chutneys, soups, bread and apple juices. Refreshments also available with home made cakes.

**FIREWORKS ON THE COMMON**

It’s that time of year again, dark nights, hopefully clear skies and the anticipation of the annual Firework Display.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday 4th November.

Come along and enjoy Burgers and Hotdogs available from 5:30pm.

The lighting of the Beacon, by our very own Helen Rees, at 6pm followed by a dazzling firework display at 6:30pm.

Steart Wetland Habitat Project

There will be another opportunity to get up to date with the development at Steart as members of the project team will once again be on site at the Stert Drove compound this Friday 26 October at 6.00pm. In particular Kevin Peberdy, a director from WWT, will be present to give a short talk on their future plans for the site.If you have any questions regarding the project or the site, please come along.

Paul Gripton Honoured

Paul and Sue Gripton

Paul Gripton received a Somerset County Council Chairman’s Award for Service to the Community at a Ceremony in Taunton last Thursday 18th October. The citation read: –“Otterhampton Parish Council is delighted that Paul Gripton’s service to our community has been recognised by this award. Paul has earned the gratitude and respect of everyone by his tireless efforts on behalf of our community, but particularly in identifying, researching and leading the community’s response to the challenges imposed by EDF’s proposals for Combwich with great skill and dedication”. Continue reading Paul Gripton Honoured

Flood Warning Service – Otterhampton Village Hall betwee17:00 and 20:00 on Tuesday 23 October 2012

We are pleased to inform you of some recent changes that we have made to our Flood Warning service for the Tidal River Parrett at Chilton Trinity, Combwich, Pawlett, Dunball and surrounding areas.

We regularly update our flood maps and flood warning areas to make sure that our warnings are as accurate as possible. Following a recent review, we have improved the way we define our flood warning areas, which have been changed to better reflect communities at risk of flooding.  Continue reading Flood Warning Service – Otterhampton Village Hall betwee17:00 and 20:00 on Tuesday 23 October 2012

Combwich Wildflower Meadow Project

You cannot help but notice the removal of turf at the entrance to Combwich and wondered what is happening. This is the start of the creation of a wild flower meadow by volunteers from the village. The work will continue next Saturday 20th October from 10am and volunteers are needed to complete this stage of the work. If you can give us an hour or two to enhance our village it would be much appreciated.. For more information contact Liz on (01278) 652687

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