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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 Adrian Birch 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 -

https://roam.somerset.gov.uk/roam/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

Thursdays

 6pm-8pm

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

CREECH ST MICHAEL PARISH COUNCIL

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

Wellington

Somerset

TA21 9AR

Tel 01823 666295

Clerk@creechstmichael.net

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

CREECH ST MICHAEL PARISH COUNCIL

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

Tel: 01823 666295 Email: clerk@creechstmichael.net

PLANNING

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.

https://www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk/planning/find-a-planning-application/

Steve Altria, Clerk,23 7 20

 

14/20/0027

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

 

14/20/0025

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

 

14/20/0023

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.

Bereavement support Adrian Birch 2020-06-06 07:00:25

During  this time of the Covid-19 outbreak many of us are facing the loss of someone we love often in difficult circumstances.  

Somerset Public Health, MIND in Somerset, and Marie Curie have joined together to offer free bereavement and emotional support to everyone who has been bereaved during the pandemic for whatever reason.

Information Leaflet Can Be Downloaded Here

Recycling sites update Adrian Birch 2020-05-29 06:58:43

Recycling sites update

From Monday 1 June, all 16 recycling sites will be returning to standard summer opening hours. Opening hours information will be updated on the Somerset Waste Partnership website from Monday morning.

For more information, see the attached press release and for the detail of which sites will be open when, please check the attached timetable. Note that for Frome, Taunton and Yeovil, this will mean a return to seven days a week opening.

From Monday, we will also be ending the odds and even number plate access system for all sites.

All other restrictions remain in place - no extra materials are being accepted compared to this week, max two people per household, wearing gloves, trailers and 3.5 tonne vans only between 4pm and 6pm on weekdays.

While this is a key step towards business as usual, we are avoiding making too many changes at once so we do not create an unmanageable or unsafe situation for residents or staff.

There will be further phases to get us back to as close to usual as possible.

We will continue to highlight that queues are to be expected due to the social distancing measures that are in place, and will remind people to turn off their engines if waiting, and that trips should only be made if they are really necessary.

 

Regards

Nick Cater

Senior Communications Officer

Somerset Waste Partnership

MHUE2 - Persimmon/Redrow Consultation Adrian Birch 2020-04-21 19:51:13

Persimmon/Redrow are keen to get CSM PC and residents views on their proposals for Monkton Heathfield Phase II so theve created a consultation website, which shows their progress to date and provides an overview of the proposed development.

Link to updated website: https://sites.google.com/view/monkton-heathfield-consult/home

Click Here to download/view Somerset West and Taunton Council Masterplan - comments and queries should be made direct to SWTC -

Andrew K Penna
Garden Town Coordinator
Somerset West and Taunton Council
01823 219511
a.penna@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

If you wish to share your views with CSM PC please email a copy of the response you submit to clerk@creechstmichael.net