Draft summary of key matters
Traffic calming The survey sheets are to be collected from the pub, school and shop on Friday 28th at 5.00pm. The boxes of replies will be collected by two parish councilors. The parish clerk will carry out the count.
Affordable and shared housing. Notes from a MDC slide presentation were aired. We have many pieces of the jigsaw in place. Surveys have been carried out over ten years now. We hope for 9 affordable homes. We need a housing association to take up our case with Mendip Council and seek funding. It appears that land is on offer.
Parish lengthsman. An advert for a new odd job man is to be published soon. One day’s work a fortnight for twenty weeks in a year.
Planning: The plans for a small residential dwelling in the valley below Coombe Cottage were discussed. The recommendation to Mendip was for it to be refused.
Village information leaflet: This is nearly ready to print. Copies probably to local estate agents and to be made available to all parishioners via the shop, school and pub as usual.
Playground: The deposit has been paid for the new climbing frame. It will take 5 or 6 weeks before it appears. A site survey has been carried out.
Vandalism: Graffiti has defaced the Lychgate oak frame and the skate ramp complex. Both areas have been cleaned down and local youngsters told to respect village property.
Youth club: The youth club is thriving. Over 23 seniors are visitors on average and close to 15 go to the juniors each week. Funding raising is going well. The raffle raised £300 and they have £1000 from Crimebeat.D Day weekend: 7th June. The organizing group is very keen to involve more villagers in their organising committee. Please contact The Knatchbull if you can give up time to help. Grants of £3000+ are sought.