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Job Vacancy- Assistant to the Clerk Steve Altria 2021-12-14 18:31:16

We are looking to recruit an Assistant to the Clerk/Administrator for Creech St Michael Parish Council, (CSM PC). This would be a post of a minimum of 40 flexible hours per month.

This is an exciting opportunity for a community minded and motivated individual, with relevant experience, to undertake this interesting and varied post supporting an ambitious and active Parish Council. For further information please contact the Chair, annabelle.peters@creechstmichael.net


Traffic management measures start on Monday 13 December Steve Altria 2021-12-03 10:47:44

Works in the village to install the traffic management measures consulted on in the summer will start on Monday 13th December.


Start date:
Works will start at 08:30 on Monday 13th Dec. Although there will be some road cleaning/sweeping and channel clearing happening during the day on Friday 10th Dec in preparation for the Monday.

Who will be doing the work and phone contact for complaints:
Alun Griffiths, Somerset County Council's Contractor for the Creech Castle project will be doing the work. Their Public Liaison Officer James Aitken can be contacted by email at creechcastle@alungriffiths.co.uk or by phone 0330 041 2184

How many days will it take:
The plan is that the majority of the work will be finished and traffic management removed overnight on Friday 17th Dec evening.
Although further work will be required in the New Year when Western Power are available to undertake work on the illuminated signs.

Expected hours of working; will any late working be involved?
The majority of the work will be undertaken during the day between 08:30 and 16:30. Although there will be some overnight work towards the end of w/c 13th Dec to change some of the road markings that are at junctions or in the middle of the road.

Will St Michael Road be closed for any period?
There will be temporary traffic lights throughout the work that will be moved as the works progress, but there is no plans to close the road completely.

The expected phasing of the works; what will happen in what order:
The plan is as follows: North End/Worthy Lane > St Michaels Road/North End > St Michaels Road > Lipe Lane/St Michaels Road > Lipe Lane/St Michaels Road/Ham Road > St Michaels Road/Mill Lane.

Please bear in mind that some of this work will be weather dependent, especially the lining.

Road Safety and Traffic Management Proposals for Creech St Michael Steve Altria 2021-08-03 20:09:29

Road Safety and Traffic Management Proposals for Creech St Michael

The Parish Council has been carrying out work over the past 5 years to deal with traffic issues in the village and is working with Somerset County Council (SCC) to improve the speed and amount of vehicles passing through the village. In anticipation of the growth in traffic arising from major works on roads in the wider area you can see the proposals we have set out with SCC on the following webpage:

Creech St Michael - Parish Council - Road Safety And Traffic Management

The Parish Council is hopeful that these proposals will meet with broad approval in the village. We have been waiting for a long time for action to be taken as traffic levels have grown. Please let us have your initial views on what is being proposed before the Traffic Regulation Order is published towards the end of the month. Let us know on Facebook or by email to the Parish Clerk and the team of Councillors who have been leading on transport matters for the Parish Council. Please get any comments to us by Monday 16th August. Thank you.

Cllr Peter Brown pebcsmpc@hotmail.com

Cllr Charlie Cudlip charlie.cudlip@creechstmichael.net

Flower and Produce Show 2021 Adrian Birch 2021-07-12 18:15:54

Creech Flower and Produce Show
Village Hall - Saturday September 4th from 2.00pm

Now is the time to show off your gardening, baking, crafting and art skills. The Village Show is back.
Show Schedule available to download here and at local outlets.
For more information contact csmflowershow@gmail.com and look on Facebook
Make sure your entries are in by Thursday 2nd September

Parish Clerk Job Vacancy Steve Altria 2021-04-14 08:10:43

Creech St Michael Parish Council

Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer (RFO)

We are looking to recruit a Parish Clerk & RFO for Creech St Michael Parish Council, (CSM PC)

Following the retirement of our longstanding Parish Clerk, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a community minded and motivated individual, with relevant experience, to undertake this interesting and varied post supporting a highly ambitious and active parish council.

Creech St Michael is a village situated on the edge of Taunton. The Parish Council is actively engaged in all issues affecting its residents including imminent, large-scale housing and commercial land developments. The Council has several sub-committees and panels reporting into it and the CSM PC has the benefit of an in-force Neighbourhood Plan.

We are seeking a Parish Clerk of the highest calibre, to work positively alongside the Parish Councillors to help implement the parish projects, and to ensure that all key legal, financial and other governance requirements are met.

The successful applicant will either hold, or be willing to give a commitment to obtain, the Certificate in Local Council Administration. Previous experience would be advantageous.

This is a part-time role working from home at an average of 80 hours per month, which will involve attending occasional evening and daytime meetings in Creech St Michael and therefore flexibility on the number of hours worked each week is a must. For a CiLCA qualified Parish Clerk the position is graded at LC2 Benchmark SCP24 - (£28,672 Full time Equivalent). 2021 award pending. There are mileage and Working from Home allowances, together with reasonable office expenses.

How to apply

Please email the Chairman of the Parish’s Personnel Committee csmpersonnel@outlook.com for a copy of the Job Description and an informal discussion around the role. A formal application will then be required.

Closing date for applications – 3rd May 2021

ROW Survey Adrian Birch 2021-01-21 12:17:52

Creech Parish Council is committed to the improvement of footpaths, known as Public Rights of Way (PRoW) within its boundaries. Over the coming years it is the aim to replace all worn out existing wooden gates and stiles with metal ones.

In each financial year up to four gates or stiles may be replaced, with Somerset County Council contributing to the costs involved.

The Parish Council welcomes suggestions for which should be replaced in the new financial year starting in April. This will also give an indication of which paths are the most popular with walkers.

To nominate gates or stiles please specify precisely where it is located. This can also be more accurately done by using the reference numbers found on the Explore Somerset online map -


If unfamiliar with the map it can initially look confusing. Simply type Creech St Michael into the search box in the upper left of the screen. PRoW’s within the Parish are shown with the prefix T10/. Specific paths are each given a number; the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal towpath, for example, is designated T10/25. Magnify the map size using the + and - buttons. Icons showing gates, stiles and bridges should appear. Highlight the gate or stile you wish to nominate and it should come up with a reference number.

Please send the location and - if you use the map - the path T10/ number and specific gate/stile reference to clerk@creechstmichael.net.

All nominations will be assessed. Any replacement decisions will be subject to agreement with landowners and relevant authorities.

Parish Council chair Steve Greenhalgh said “Footpaths are a real asset for the community but do need to be regularly maintained. Worn out and broken stiles can be dangerous and limit access. It can also lead to walkers wandering off the path to find an easier route. So maintaining and replacing them is important. But please remember that we do only have a limited budget.”

Creech Youth Club Adrian Birch 2020-08-14 16:24:26

Creech St Michael Youth Provision



11-18 year olds


A big hello from

Youth workers Kayleigh Smith and Mel Withers

We are out and about on the recreation ground every Thursday from 6.00 -8.00pm


All Youth Club members are welcome to come and meet with Kayleigh and Mel for a chat and catch up, quizzes and rounders

          For more info please contact Kayleigh Smith                                        phone 07513138433 or email Kayleigh@cyp.me.uk

  • Sponsored by Creech St Michael Parish Council

PC Vacancy Adrian Birch 2020-08-14 16:16:32


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 1st September 2020 to the Returning Officer, West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton TA4 4QA, requesting that an election be held, the Parish Council will, at a Meeting to be held on Monday 7th September 2020 at 7pm, fill the vacancy by the co-option of a new Councillor.


Steve Altria

Clerk to the CSM Parish Council


23 John Grinter Way



TA21 9AR

Tel 01823 666295


Dated: 10th August 2020

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

Aug Planning List Adrian Birch 2020-07-23 16:59:19


Clerk: Steve Altria, 23, John Grinter Way, Wellington, TA21 9AR

Tel: 01823 666295 Email: clerk@creechstmichael.net


I would advise that the Parish Council has been invited to submit observations on the following planning applications.

If any Parishioners would like to make representation to the PC on any of these please do so by writing or emailing me stating your name and address to be received before 2nd August 2020.

Details of each application can be found on the Somerset West and Taunton Council website quoting the reference stated.


Steve Altria, Clerk,23 7 20



Brickyard Farm, Bull Street, Creech St Michael. Change of use and external alterations to an agricultural building to storage (Class B8)



Ham House, White St Ham Conversion of garage into 1 No. holiday let



Charlton House Farm, Charlton Road, CSM; Variation of Condition No. 03 (occupancy of bdg to allow to be used as holiday let) of application 14/17/0037



CSM Flower and Produce Show Adrian Birch 2020-06-06 07:03:32

Creech St Michael Flower and Produce Show

Please note that due to the uncertainties of the coronovirus epidemic, this year's Show has been cancelled.   

Look out for notification about the 2021 Show which hopefully will go ahead as previously.