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Gladman Planning Committee Delayed Adrian Birch 2018-02-22 16:40:38

We have just learnt that the Gladman Planning Application is NOT on the Planning Committee agenda for 28 February.  The next possible date will be 4 April 18. Please inform as many people as possible.

Will let you know as soon as we have any further information.

No To 200 More Houses Adrian Birch 2018-02-01 17:22:18

NO TO 200 MORE HOUSES IN CREECH
PLANNING APPLICATION 14/17/0033

Just to let you know that we are still awaiting a date for the Gladman application to appear before the Planning Committee. This now looks likely to be on 28 February 2018 at 6.00 pm although this has yet to be confirmed. The meeting will be held at West Monkton Primary School, Bridgwater Road, Bathpool. 

Please keep the evening free. We need as many people as possible to come along to demonstrate the strength of feeling against this development.

As we will only have a week's notice of the hearing we will issue Facebook posts and posters around Creech as soon as date is confirmed.

Please tell as many people as possible, especially those you know who don't have access to the internet. We really need the support of as many residents as possible.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Hyde Lane, West Monkton Adrian Birch 2018-01-30 13:27:58

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984,

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

Hyde Lane, West Monkton

I am writing to inform you that Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Hyde Lane from Wessex Water.

This road will be closed from 05th March 2018 and is expected to last for 27 days to enable water main replacement works to be carried out in this road.

Please find enclosed a plan showing the length of the closure in RED and the alternative route in BLUE.

Every effort will be made to keep the duration of this closure to a minimum to reduce any further disruption.

For any further information please contact Wessex Water on 0345 600 4 600

The Road Closure Team

Full details RCNTD9159 - Notice 1.pdf

Understanding urgent and emergency care Adrian Birch 2018-01-05 19:42:36

Many people are still unsure of the best place to go for help if they have an urgent health problem. 
In order to access the right care at the right time, we would like to help people understand the different options and how to make the most appropriate choices. 
The NHS Choices website includes a very useful page overview of urgent and emergency care options, such as ringing 111 or 999, whether to visit A&E or a MIU (minor injuries unit), how your pharmacist could help, and where to go for a mental health crisis or dental emergency. 
Please cascade this information to your friends, family members, staff, service users, volunteers and others in your community who would benefit. 

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/Pages/urgent-care-overview.aspx

From Creech PPG

 

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE Thorn Lane, Thornfalcon Adrian Birch 2017-12-18 21:24:17

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984,

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE

Thorn Lane, Thornfalcon 

Somerset County Council as the Highway Authority have received an application for the temporary closure of Thorn Lane from Mildren Construction Ltd.

This road will be closed from 28th March 2018 and is expected to last for 6 weeks to enable to construct a new access road to the Wessex Water sewage treatment works to be carried out in this road.

Please find enclosed a plan showing the length of the closure in RED and the alternative route in BLUE.

Every effort will be made to keep the duration of this closure to a minimum to reduce any further disruption.

For any further information please contact Mildren Construction Ltd on 01202 487480

Full Details RCNTD9233 -Notice 1.pdf

School Admission Arrangements 2019/20 Consultation Adrian Birch 2017-12-18 21:13:07

For full details see Consultation Poster.pdf

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.

http://www2.tauntondeane.gov.uk/asp/webpages/plan/PlAppDets.asp?casefullref=14/17/0033

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)
IN MEMORIAL
 
CHARLES HENRY MITCHELL
26352 PRIVATE, 8TH BATTALION
SOMERSET LIGHT INFANTRY
1890 —1917

 

I died in Hell they called it
 

Passchendaele

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