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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”.


Bag2School Day Monday 16th June

Please look out for our Bag2School bags which are no longer the distinctive blue bags.

We now use a local company who pay the same amount per tonne but donate their share to BIBIC.

Please please hold onto any clothing you may be sorting through and help fill our bags which in turn helps Otterhampton Primary School and BIBIC.

Thanking you in advance.

Christmas Fayre Spectacular

The Friends of Otterhampton Primary School invite you to their annual Christmas Fayre Spectacular on 15th November from 5pm to 8pm. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pie while you browse the collection of stalls offering a huge range of original gift ideas – local crafts, food, toys and much much more. Santa’s Grotto – with a free gift for every child and children’s film Arthur Christmas will be shown. Booking for the film essential please.

Struggling with rising fuel prices?

Here’s a couple of things that might help…

– spread your fuel payments over 6 months with an interest free loan from your local council – read more here.  This service is provided by Wessex Resolutions CIC – read more about them in the Support section of our Links page.

– Join the oil buying syndicate Newslogs which negotiates significant discounts through their bulk buying power.  Contact Dave Smith at or on 01823 698470.

Village Agent………

The Village Agents scheme is in response to the fact that many people living in rural communities have difficulty in accessing key service and support agencies that help maintain your well being and quality of life.

I am Yvonne Bulman your Village Agent. And I cover the parishes of Otterhampton, Stockland Bristol, Stogursey, Stringston, Holford, Fiddington and Kilve and would be delighted to assist you with any problem, no matter how small.

See if I can help you – all advice is free and completely confidential and a phone call or e-mail away. Please call me on 07572 023432 or e-mail me at

I look forward to hearing from you.

Somerset Art Weeks – Local Artists

Post Olympic blues can be dispelled by witnessing the amazing talent here in our own community. During Somerset Art Weeks 15th – 30th September two of our fine artists will be displaying their works between 11 am and 6pm daily.

Tom Jacobs is a water colour painter inspired by the moody atmospheric West Country landscapes. Visit Tom in his cottage studio at 8 Church Hill, Combwich TA5 2QR. Watch him work and ask him to demonstrate his techniques.  A variety of his work will be on display including paintings, drawings, prints, cards, signed booklets and calendars.





Alison Jacobs lives and works on part of the Somerset coast line that is currently undergoing change not seen for generations. Her work in oils and photography reflects this transition as she explores the impact and possibilities of transformation. Meet Alison and see her work in her shed studio by the sea Brufords, Steart, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2PX