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Apr 2011 Summary of Creech Parish Council April meeting 2011-04-26 13:12:11

Article submitted by Jill Loader, Parish Clerk Creech St Michael Parish Council

The Creech St Michael Parish Council meeting on 4th April highlighted the fact that this was the last meeting for the existing councillors.  A new term and Council would begin on 16th May.

The webmaster position had been filled and everyone welcomed Eric Chown who has lived in the village for many years and is a fount of all knowledge.   He will be liaising between the website, parish magazine and the clubs and societies around the village, so please see the website for his contact details.

The A38 works at Adsborough had been completed but a few alterations to the position of road signs were required.

Two planning applications were approved, together with updates on the playing field agreement, and the usual highway and rights of way issues requiring attention.

The Annual Parish Council meeting is on Monday, 16th May at 7pm.

Jill Loader


Apr 2011 TDBC Election on 5th May for Creech and Ruishton Ward 2011-04-26 12:51:17

Article submitted by Jill Loader, Parish Clerk Creech St Michael Parish Council


Election of TWO councillors for Rushton and Creech Ward on 5th May 2011

Scanned letter received from Taunton Deane Borough Council with full list of candidates standing for election:

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Apr 2011 Creech Art Group exhibiting in Taunton Library 23rd August to 3rd September 2011-04-26 12:12:39

Article submitted by Maureen Evans

The Creech St Michael Art Groups are having an exhibition of their work at Taunton Library from Tuesday August 23rd to Saturday September 3rd 2011.

We are hoping that the local community will come and support us, and discover what is produced in their Village Hall on Monday and Thursday mornings.

Apr 2011 Planning meeting 26th April Sunny Dale Cottage, Creech Heathfield 2011-04-21 17:10:24

Article submitted by Jill Loader, Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council

Creech St Michael Parish Council

6 Tithe Meadow, Fitzhead, Taunton TA4 3LD

Tel: 01823 400801

e.mail: parishclerk@creechstmichael.net

Clerk: Mrs Jill Loader


There will be a meeting on Tuesday, 26th April 2011 10am

At Sunny Dale Cottage, Creech Heathfield


1. Apologies

2. Declarations of Interest

3. Public Participation

4. Planning

Application for Consideration

14/11/0007 - Erection of extension to replace conservatory at Sunny Dale Cottage, Creech Heathfield.

Jill Loader

Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council

The Public and Press are cordially invited to attend

Apr 2011 Celebrate The Royal Wedding in Creech Village Hall 2011-04-19 09:37:30

Join us in Creech St Michael Village Hall to celebrate this historic occasion on 29th April 2011

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Creech St Michael Publicity Officer

The television coverage will be shown on an 8ft screen commencing at 9.30am.

Refreshments will be available throughout the morning.

A wedding reception buffet including wedding cake will be served at 1pm.

Tickets are £10 per person

Tickets must be purchased in advance from Sandy, Jane or Myra.

ln the afternoon, Creech St Michael Parish Church in conjunction with Creech St Michael Baptist Church, invite all our Village community to join us for a fun-filled afternoon and early evening, featuring games for all the family.

Cream teas, Hot dogs and a BBQ will be available.

Look out for more details around the village.

To order tickets please call Sandy on 01823 442851 or Jane on 01823 443000

Apr 2011 New Rector to be installed on 16th May St Michael's Church 2011-04-18 21:20:53

Article submitted by Mick Thomas, Church warden, St Michael's Church

On Monday 16th of May, at 7.00pm in St Michael's Parish Church, Creech St Michael.

Rebecca Harris will be installed as Rector of the three parishes; Creech St Michael, Ruishton and Thornfalcon.

Please see the latest copy of the church magazine for further details.

Apr 2011 Volunteers required for St Margaret's Hospice 15th May at Creech canal-side park 2011-04-18 20:47:45

Article submitted by Diana, St Margaret's Hospice

St Margaret's Hospice is holding its popular Charity Walk on Sunday 15th May.

The route takes walkers through Creech St Michael, along the canal path. We have a registration point on the canal path, near the car park.

We are urgently looking for volunteers to help man the registration point and, in particular, anyone who would be the registration lead. This involves setting up and closing the registration point and co-ordinating the volunteers.

We would also be very grateful if someone had a sturdy tent or caravan that could be used to house the registration point.

We have ordered lovely weather, but just in case...!

Thank you

Diana St Margaret's Hospice

Apr 2011 Plaque and a bench dedicated to the memory of late Village Hall Chairman, Eileen Webb 2011-04-18 14:16:59

Article submitted by Iris Chown, Village Hall Secretary

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A plaque and a bench dedicated to the memory of the late Village Hall Chairman, Eileen Webb, were unveiled by Eileen’s long-time companion, Frank Berniaz, at a reception held in the hall on 10th April 2011.

Frank was delighted to meet so many of Eileen’s friends and it was a very happy occasion although tinged with sadness as Frank prepares to leave the village.

He will be missed by so many friends in the area but wished every success for the future.

Apr 2011 Easter Egg Hunt 2pm at Creech canal side car park 2011-04-14 12:03:12

Easter Sunday 2pm at the Creech canal side car park click here for the poster and all details

Apr 2011 Faster Broadband for Creech may be sooner than you think 2011-04-08 12:04:12

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Creech St Michael, Web Publicity

The national press are pushing the Coalition's plans to bring faster broadband service to the rural areas using the latest technology.  See our recent article on Somerset County Council’s Faster Broadband initiative and questionnaire.

But perhaps faster speeds for Creech may be closer that we think.

If you are like me and wonder what happens when you see engineers working down your street sometimes it is worth a quick enquiry.

I have just cycled past the Hyde Lane junction in the village centre and there was a BT Outreach vehicle with a trailer carrying a large drum of cable, with an engineer opening a man-hole.

Me being nosey I asked "copper or fibre". The response was 'fibre - but it is for the school - so it won't affect you'.

But it is a start - read into it what you may. One fibre cable might be considered overkill for the school. Can anyone else add to my conjecture?


Web Publicity

Apr 2011 Blood Doning Today 8th April Creech Village Hall 2011-04-08 07:58:31

Article submitted by Nigel Finch, Langaller

The blood donor service is at Creech St Michael Village Hall, 8th April 2011 at the following times:

13:30 to 15:15

17:00 to 19:15

For more information call 0300 123 23 23 (24 hours)

Or visit:


Apr 2011 Recycling Centres. New hours and charges 2011-04-07 21:22:30

7/4/11 from Creech St Michael Parish Council

Changes to Recycling Centre Changes - April 2011.

New opening hours and charges from 4th April 2011:

Taunton – Crown Industrial Estate, Priorswood TA2 8QY


Mon 8am-7pm

Tue Closed

Wed Closed

Thu 8am-4pm

Fri 8am-4pm

Sat 8am-4pm

Sun 8am-1pm

Further information: www.somersetwaste.gov.uk
Somerset Direct: 0845 345 9188

Apr 2011 Neighbourhood Watch - Census Staff calling at your door 2011-04-07 21:06:00

From Avon and Somerset Police Neighbourhood Watch scheme

G390 06042011

This message is sent following previous messages in relation to the 2011 National Census which you may feel is appropriate to pass to your members.

We have been asked to send out a reminder by the National Census Office that this should have been completed (either in paper form or on-line) and returned by now.

If anyone has difficulty filling out the forms (or if you know of anyone who is having difficulty) field officers are available to help and arrangements can be made for them to call by appointment. Just telephone the Census Helpline on 0300-0201-101.

Over the next few weeks Census field officers will call at homes of those who have not completed and returned a form. Again they can also offer help and support to those people. We are notifying you just in case you see people in the area calling at doors.

All Census staff will carry appropriate identification with them which can be checked via the Census Helpline number as above. Please remember to follow the doorstep code regarding all callers at the door.

Please note that it is a criminal offence not to return the form and prosecution could lead to a fine of £1,000. This is easily avoidable by ensuring that the Census is completed and returned.


If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 0845 456 7000 or you can call anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111. For general information about Neighbourhood Watch nationally see the www.ourwatch.org.uk website.

Apr 2011 Faster Broadband for Creech 2011-04-05 09:35:13

Are you a business or resident interested in Superfast Broadband in Creech and Somerset?

Somerset County Council and Devon County Council are making a substantial joint bid for a share of a £530m fund for new broadband infrastructure.

The bid is dependent on interest from an online questionnaire.

Deadline for completion is 10th June 2011. Results will be published 1st July 2011

For more information and to complete the questionnaire click here.

Nigel Finch, Langaller

Apr 2011 New Publicity Officer for Creech St Michael 2011-04-04 14:42:59

The parish of Creech St Michael is delighted to announce Eric Chown has volunteered to accept the new role of Publicity Officer.


The Publicity Officer’s role is voluntary and its main purpose is to help organisations with their publicity in the Parish. This help residents, businesses and tourists are kept informed of what is happening in the Creech St Michael parish.

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Additionally, the role is to help keep information on the Creech website up to date, including organisation’s contacts, historical information and new developments.

The Publicity Officer will liaise with the website designers and the parish magazine editor and help ensure information about organisations in the Creech parish is kept up to date. The role gives a central point for organisations to contact to ensure an efficient form of communication.

Where questions are asked about Creech St Michael, for example, the Ask A Question page on the website, the Publicity Officer can help by liaising with local residents.

Eric Chown has kindly offered to accept the role and he can be reached by phone on 01823 442770 or by email at publicity@creechstmichael.net

Eric Chown is a native of the village, growing up in Ham. He attended the old elementary school in Creech St Michael opposite the Bell Inn.  After serving an apprenticeship and doing National Service he worked as an auto-electrician in Taunton.  He also worked in the USA, where he met his wife, returning to the area in 1968.

He worked at Hinkley Point Power Station and obtained a degree with the Open University.

He has two grown up children who both attended the local schools.  Eric's interests include family history, travel, voluntary work and computing.