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Neighbourhood Development Plan Consultation Adrian Birch 2017-12-06 15:32:13

Creech St Michael Neighbourhood Development Plan

Consultation Period 8TH DECEMBER 2017 – 2ND FEBRUARY 2018

We are pleased to announce the start of Regulation 14 consultation on the Creech St Michael Neighbourhood Development Plan (CSM NH Plan). 

See full details here www.creechstmichael.net/parish-council/creech-neighbourhood-plan/

Surviving Winter Campaign Adrian Birch 2017-11-21 15:31:41

Donating Your Winter Fuel Payment – An Idea Worth Warming To

Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, encouraging people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment each year to help local people living in fuel poverty. 

Last year, over 400 older people in Somerset were helped to keep warm and better connected through the winter months, thanks to local donors and pensioners who gave to Surviving Winter. 

When a person receives their Surviving Winter grant, it doesn’t just go towards paying the heating bill. It is also the first step towards connecting them to a local community partner; this can become the foundation for a new relationship that can help to overcome the isolation and loneliness many older people experience.

Help Somerset Community Foundation reach their target of raising £100,000 to help 500 isolated and vulnerable older people this year.

To donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949. Gift Aid forms are also available to download from the Somerset Community Foundation website.


Planning Application For 200 Houses Adrian Birch 2017-10-24 15:35:56

A Planning Application has now been submitted by Gladman Developers for 200 houses of Langaller.

If you wish to comment on their planning application to TDBC the ref is 14/170033 and can be viewed on the following link.


The application will also be considered at the next  CSM PC meeting on 6th November at 7pm in the village Hall Cttee Room.

Charles Henry Mitchell 1890 - 1917 Adrian Birch 2017-07-31 06:07:00
Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry)
1890 —1917


I died in Hell they called it


Seigfried Sassoon

A hundred years ago in the morning mist of Tuesday the 31st of July 1917 the 8th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry (SLI) were in the trenches awaiting their signal to “Go over the top” near a town known by the British Tommies as “Wipers”. Among them was Charles Henry Mitchell.

This was to be the third time that battles had been fought over the terrain around the Belgian town of Ypres. During that days intense fighting Charlie was missed and never seen again. The War Diaries of the 8th Battalion SLI say that one platoon suffered many casualties and by late afternoon it was impossible to bring in the wounded. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) records suggest that the Somerset Light Infantry lost about 60 men on the first day. The battles continued along the 15 mile front until November 1917 with losses on both sides of over 500,000. This battle will be forever known as Passchendaele.

Mitchell C.H. is remembered on the Parish War Memorial in the Creech St Michael Churchyard. He was the twelfth man from the parish to be killed, six more names were added before the official end to the Great War.

Charles Mitchell’s name is also on panel 21 the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, dedicated to the more than 54,000 officers and men whose bodies have been lost forever.

Before enlisting Charles was living with his wife Beatrice in Taunton. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Mitchell of Creech St Michael.

The information above is given in good faith from documents in the public domain. All material is subject to the data sources copyright.
E R J Chown BSc Hons © 2017



Patient Participation Group Summer 17 Newsletter Clare Sampson 2017-07-25 20:35:45

To view a copy of the Group Summer 2017 Newsletter click here

Creech SW Lottery Adrian Birch 2017-06-13 13:35:24

CSM Lottery

RECREATION PARK - PARISH COUNCIL STATEMENT Clare Sampson 2017-05-17 22:28:38

The Parish Council have exciting plans at Creech St Michael Recreation Park for a new pavilion and a need to improve parking, indoor and outdoor sporting facilities and new and more varied play areas. The Parish Council would like to start these projects as soon as practical, with funding already available in full or in part from the enforced financial contributions towards play, leisure and sport from the house builders of recent developments within Creech St Michael.

It is hoped that in time, negotiations will allow the Parish Council to purchase affordable additional land for recreation purposes in the parish. In the meantime, the Parish Council is mindful that a balance of leisure, play, sporting and recreational facilities is needed for all ages and interests at the Park on the land available.

There is currently a model railway (run periodically for the public) by Taunton Model Engineers (TME) at the Park, the park is owned by Creech St Michael Parish Council.

In order to make best use of all of the land available at the park, earlier this year the Parish Council offered a new and revised lease to TME. The lease continues to provide an area of land to run a model railway at Creech Park with a modest rent increase. The lease also enables some land currently in use for the current railway track layout to be used for new alternative leisure facilities.

NEW Police Contact - reporting rural crime Clare Sampson 2017-03-28 20:45:49

The Force recently launched a dedicated text line for incoming non-urgent information relating to rural crime which has proved very successful. The project is to continue but with a brand new and long-term number 07492 888109 (if you have previously saved 81819 please now delete and replace with this new number).

This is NOT a number to use to report crime or to call for police assistance and it will not be monitored 24/7.

The number can be used to report information of people/vehicles seen behaving suspiciously in the rural community, potentially stolen goods etc.

Alternatively You can report a crime online via our website http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk or if it's a crime which requires immediate police attendance then dial 999.

You can still also pass on information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Notice of Parish Council Election Clare Sampson 2017-03-28 20:42:45

Dated Monday 27 March 2017 Penny James
Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, The Deane House, Belvedere Road, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA1 1HE
Taunton Deane Borough Council
Election of a Parish Councillor for Creech St Michael
1. Forms of nomination for the Creech St Michael Parish Council By-Election Election may be obtained from Clerk to Parish Council or The Deane House, Belvedere Road, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA1 1HE from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature.
2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, The Deane House, Belvedere Road, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA1 1HE on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4 pm on Tuesday, 4th April 2017
3. If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 4th May 2017.
4. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at The Deane House, Belvedere Road, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA1 1HE by 5 pm on Tuesday, 18th April 2017.
5. Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at The Deane House, Belvedere Road, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA1 1HE by 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017.
6. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of physical incapacity, where that physical incapacity occurred after 5 pm on Tuesday, 25th April 2017, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at The Deane House, Belvedere Road, TAUNTON, Somerset, TA1 1HE by 5 pm on Thursday, 4th May 2017.

Scrutiny of Police Panel Clare Sampson 2017-03-19 09:00:37

The Avon and Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Sue Mountstevens, wishes to establish a Scrutiny of Police Powers Panel. The Panel will act as ‘critical friend’ to the PCC and to Avon & Somerset Constabulary providing feedback on the use of police powers. The PCC is looking for independent local people to help her monitor the use of police powers such as stop and search, Taser and use of force by the police. The PCC feels it is important that not only are the public’s views represented in policing, but that local people trust and have confidence in their police service and she believes this new Panel will help in delivering this.

• The PCC website has further information about the role and application pack documents - see link below;

• Closing date for applications is 12 April 2017;

To download an application pack please visit http://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Openness/Scrutiny/Scrutiny-of-the-use-of-Police-Powers.aspx or contact the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner on 01275 816377.