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PC Vacancy Clare Sampson 2019-01-28 21:15:40





PARISH OF               





that due to the resignation of Councillor Finch a vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Parish Council.



In accordance with Rule 5 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rules 2006, where the vacancy occurs within six months before the day on which the councillor whose office is vacant would regularly have retired, an election shall not be held and the vacancy may be filled either by co-option by the Parish, or at the next ordinary election of councillors on 2 May 2019.

Anyone interested should speak to the Clerk ahead of the meeting


Dated:   24th January 2019



Name and address of Clerk to the Council:


Steve Altria

23 John Grinter Way



TA21 9AR




Gladman Planning Application Appeal Adrian Birch 2019-01-11 11:55:10
The planning Appeal hearing which is being held in the Albemarle Centre in Taunton continues on Friday now.
Transport leaves Village Hall on Friday 18th at 8.15a.m..
*Leave Albemarle Centre 1pm
*Leave Village Hall 1.45pm
*Leave Albemarle Centre 3pm
*All  departures subject to appeal hearing  timing which may yet change
Transport for further appeal dates will be confirmed here as we are informed.
Places have been reserved for everyone who has asked. If you have not yet asked and would like to reserve a place please email the Parish Council Clerk at clerk@creechstmichael.net
Thanks to all those who turned up and made views known yesterday and today.Turning out shows to the Appeal Inspector we care about our Village and that we don't want 200 more houses.
Children, Families and Schools worker Clare Sampson 2019-01-06 19:48:40

The Parishes of Creech St Michael, Ruishton & Thornfalcon are recruiting a

Children, Families & Schools Worker 

This is an exciting new post working across 3 rural parishes and alongside 2 thriving church Primary Schools on the outskirts of Taunton. We are looking to appoint a passionate and experienced person to help us build and develop the church’s work amongst children and families in both the church and school setting - living and telling the story of Jesus.

18 hours per week

Salary £10,840 plus pension & work-related expenses

(subject to experience & relevant qualifications)

For information pack and application form please contact:

Yvonne Yeoell, Benefice Administrator, The Rectory, Creech St Michael, Taunton TA3 5PP  Tel 01823 444793; email: crtparishchurches@outlook.com from Thursday 3 January 2019

Full details are also available on our website: www.crtbenefice.org.uk.

For an informal discussion about the post; please contact the Revd Rebecca Harris, Rector, Creech St Michael, Ruishton & Thornfalcon on 01823 444793.

Closing Date: 1st February 2019

Interview Date: 14th or 15th February 2019

Start Date: Easter 2019 (with some flexibility according to applicant’s availability)

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the successful applicant is a committed Christian and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.   

PC Vacancy Adrian Birch 2018-12-06 14:02:10

Self-harming Adrian Birch 2018-12-06 13:57:32

The Director of Public Health, has used her annual report to highlight rising levels of self-harm in Somerset. Hospital admissions for self-harming show increasing numbers, particularly for girls and young women aged 10-24, with a peak around the age of 15. These are mostly one-off rather than repeat admissions but Somerset levels are higher than both the regional and national averages. The survey carried out this spring, found 28 per cent of girls and 19 per cent of boys reporting that they sometimes hurt themselves in some way when they felt stressed or worried. The report highlights the need for open and honest conversations with young people and promotion of more positive responses to stressful situations. Lots of useful information, for children, parents and carers is available on the Somerset Children & Young People Health & Wellbeing website https://www.cypsomersethealth.org/sh or by visiting www.kooth.com

Ham Sewerage Works Traffic Adrian Birch 2018-11-07 16:18:39

It has become clear that some Wessex Water contractors vehicles are still using Ham Road and this was reported to WW at the latest CSM Parish Council meeting (5th Nov) in which Stuart Lewis and Adam Lynch from Wessex Water were in attendance. All Traffic should be using the new access track from the A358.
As a result WW have recommitted to the PC that they are working to ensure that this does not happen and will take steps if offenders are indentified.
Villagers are encouraged to let WW know of miscredents using the local rate contact number 0345 600 4 600.
If there does happen to be further incidents with contractors’ traffic then  please ring with as much supporting information as possible (Livery/Reg No/Time) so WW can look in to it; please ensure that Adam Lynch is mentioned then the incident will be allocated to him directly to action.
The PC was also presented with a cheque from WW to pay for new Neighbourhood Watch signs along Ham Rd.

A New Village Agent Clare Sampson 2018-11-04 17:12:04


Flower and Produce Show Schedule Adrian Birch 2018-08-24 09:14:28

You can download this years Flower and Produce Show Schedule here CSMFPS2018 Schedule.pdf

Vacancy - Community Youth Project Adrian Birch 2018-08-01 20:21:54

Community Youth Project (Somerset)



Part Time Youth and Community Development Worker - Creech St Michael

4 hours per week, 39 weeks per year



To plan, lead and evaluate community based youth sessions in Creech St Michael working face to face with young people and supporting local volunteers.

This is a new post and will involve setting up youth provision in Creech St Michael using a range of delivery methods including outreach and building based methods. We are seeking an experienced youth worker who has the skills to meet with young people, build effective relationships and involve young people in the shaping, design, planning and delivery of youth provision. The successful candidate will be passionate and committed to making a positive difference to the lives of young people and will be resourceful and creative in engaging young people in a range of youth work activities and ensuring young people’s needs and interests inform the range of activities on offer.



Ideally qualified to NVQ level 3 or equivalent or with relevant experience

Rate of pay : £12.01 Per hour .


Part time Youth Support Worker - Creech St Michael : 3 hours , 39 weeks per year

To work alongside the youth worker supporting the development and delivery of youth provision in Creech St Michael. The successful candidate will have some experience of delivering youth work activities and working face to face with young people.


Ideally qualified to NVQ level 3 or equivalent or with relevant experience

Rate of pay : £8.40 Per hour .


Closing date for completed applications : 31st August 2018


Part time Volunteer Youth Support Workers – Creech St Michael


Are you interested in getting involved in supporting young people aged 11-17 years in Creech St Michael? Are you keen to develop youth work skills and knowledge?

The Community Youth Project is looking to enrol youth support volunteers . Your role will be to support the youth work team, meeting young people, building effective relationships, being there to listen to young people, support young people in their decision making and helping to plan and deliver a range of activities. You will receive induction, training, and guidance.


The Community Youth Project is an independent Charitable Incorporated Organisation that provides sustainable youth worker resources to local communities in Somerset.


All appointees will be required to undergo Disclosure and barring check.

For an application pack please contact alice@cyp.me.uk and for an informal discussion please contact Elaine Harris on 07946 304392

Vacancy Notice Adrian Birch 2018-07-10 16:13:58


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Casual Vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor on the Creech St Michael Parish Council.

Unless ten electors for the Parish give notice in writing by 4pm on Thursday 31st July 2018 to the Returning Officer, The Deane House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1HE, requesting that an election be held, the Parish Council will, at a Meeting to be held on September 2nd at 7pm, fill the vacancy by the co-option of a new Councillor.


Clerk to the CSM Parish Council

23 John Grinter Way
TA21 9AR

Tel 01823 666295


Dated: 9th July 2018

[Please do contact the Parish Clerk if you would like to discuss this Voluntary opportunity soonest].