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Jul 2011 Liz Sparkes new Editor Creech Parish Magazine 2011-07-28 15:25:31

Article written by Liz Sparkes, New Parish Magazine Editor, July 2011

I am excited to have been invited to take over the editorship of the Creech St Michael Parish Magazine. I have big shoes to fill, Michael and Helen Phillips have been doing a grand job and I hope to do as well.

As a relative newcomer to Creech St Michael (April 2010), I am still getting to know people, and part of my keenness in taking on the editorship was to help me do just that! I am not a newcomer to “the levels” though, having arrived here over 32 years ago. Apart from a “stint” in Devon I have lived here ever since.

I have 2 grown up sons who no longer live at home and a 13 year old, a student at Heathfield Community School who very much does! I run my own business as counsellor and Stress Management Consultant, working from home as well as from a small practice in Taunton.

CSM’s Parish Magazine is quite unique, having an unbroken history going back 30 years. Thanks to the Parish Council and local advertisers it is also unique in being free of charge, meaning that all information about our parish reaches absolutely everyone in the parish.

I’m sure I will gradually bring my own unique style over time, keeping things fresh for villagers and advertisers alike, whilst ensuring the vital core of the magazine remains.

Whilst much of the world is now online, there is still an important place for good old “ink and paper”, something that comes to you, rather than you needing to search for it, and something that you can keep by your phone in case of emergencies requiring a local response!

I am looking forward to speaking to anyone who has a business to advertise, a club or society to promote, or any bit of news or information they want to make sure reaches every last man woman and dog in our community!

Call me on 07872 011197

Or email me magazine-editor@creechstmichael.net

and you can even follow me on twitter Liz_Sparkes


Jul 2011 Saturday 30th July 2pm Creech Treasure Hunt 2011-07-28 08:50:38
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Jul 2011 Help Required for Visually Impaired People in Creech 2011-07-26 12:54:26

Article written by Sandra Harris, Volunteer Visitor Co-ordinator of Somerset Sight

Somerset Sight is looking for volunteer visitors in Creech.

Somerset Sight is a long established local charity that helps visually impaired people.

Volunteer visitors assist people in their homes with everyday tasks such as reading mail, paying bills or even just the chance for a good old fashioned chat.

A regular visit to help with all sorts of tasks and activities enables them to maintain a busy and fulfilling life and long lasting friendships are formed.

I am sure you would enjoy being part of a team who like to help local people and no experience is necessary as training is provided.

If you have just a couple of hours a fortnight to spare, I would like to invite you to join my team of volunteer visitors, covering the Creech St Michael and Ruishton area, where there are several people waiting for your help.

Please contact me to find out more:

Sandra Harris, 01823 325785 or Sandra@somersetsight.org.uk

Jul 2011 Creech Flower Show on Saturday 17th September 2011-07-25 16:48:44

Article written by Sandra Adams

Creech St Michael, Henlade, Ruishton, Ham & Thornfalcon


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For more information please contact Sandra Adams on 01823 442851

Jul 2011 23rd July David Wilson Homes BBQ at Hollinsworth Park 2011-07-15 16:13:10

A celebration of summer is planned for the region’s homebuyers when they visit Hollinsworth Park for a Celebration of Housing this month.

The popular David Wilson Homes development is planning a special event, on Saturday July 23 from noon until 4pm.

Visitors will be treated to a BBQ and a special appearance from two guide dogs, Wilson and Willow, who have been sponsored by the leading housebuilder.

The David Wilson Homes logo is a Golden Retriever because many years ago the developer sponsored a guide dog puppy called Wilson. Staff continue to be passionate about supporting this charity whenever it can.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for buyers, looking to settle in the area, to visit Hollinsworth Park and discover everything this outstanding development has to offer,” said Barratt sales director, Russell Glimstead.

“We are looking forward to welcoming visitors for our celebration and treating them to a closer look at the beautifully-designed selection of homes here and to meet these lovely guide dogs.”

“We have done everything we can to make Hollinsworth Park a relaxing and beautiful place in which to live – just like its picturesque surroundings. Would-be buyers visiting us on 23 July will get the opportunity to sample the fantastic community spirit here – and of course the superb homes on offer.”

Hollinsworth Park offers a range of large three, four and five bedroom houses that are perfect for families to grow into. Current availability includes the three bedroom Deane house, from £219,950; the four bedroom Drummond and Cornell designs, from £299,950; and the spacious five bedroom, Moorecroft family home, from £429,950.

“Finding the best possible education for their off-spring is almost always top of the list for parents seeking a new home,” said Russell. “We understand just how important it is to be within touching distance of a popular school – and we are delighted to be able to offer this at Hollinsworth Park.”

For more information about Hollinsworth Park, please contact the sales suite, open daily, from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm, on 0844 811 4441 or visit www.dwh.co.uk

Jul 2011 The Bell Inn Appeal 2011-07-14 16:42:42


Article received from The Proprietor, The Bell Inn, Creech St Michael

Tel 01823 444566

Unfortunately due to poor trading and lack of support, from the community, we feel it's time to let you all know,The Bell lnn is at a high risk of closing!

It's now time to say USE IT OR YOU WILL LOSE IT AGAIN!

I have endeavoured to make this a local village family friendly pub for all.

But after now trading for just over a year the support has been great, but not great enough for us to continue trading.

We opened on the 11th June 2010

We offer the following facilities:

Fully refurbished

Lunchtime and Evening menu + Senior Citizens options

Sky Sports TV

Real Ales

Skittle Alley/ Function Room, Buffet

Pleasant west facing Beer garden, fully enclosed for safety

Car parking Available

We are open to new ideas and suggestions from you all.

Come and tell us what you want!


Jul 2011 20th July Coffee Morning 2011-07-13 09:15:45

Coffee Morning Wednesday 20th July from 10.00am

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity

Coffee Morning at:

101 West View
Creech St Michael

In aid of:

The Mothers Union World-Wide Fund

Bring and Buy

Jul 2011 Blood Doning 8th July in Creech Village Hall 2011-07-04 13:01:29

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity

The blood donor service is at Creech St Michael Village Hall in JULY at the following times:

Friday 8th July

13:15 to 15:15

16:45 to 19:15

For more information call 0300 123 2323 (24 hours)

Or visit


Jul 2011 Saturday 9th July Garden Coffee Morning 2011-07-01 18:55:16

Saturday 9th July 10:00 – 12:00 at Heathfield, Charlton Road

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity

Creech St Michael W.I.


Saturday 9th July 2011 10.00am – 12noon

Tombola, Cake stall, Bric-a-brac

Admission 50p To include coffee and biscuit

All Welcome

Jul 2011 Agenda for 4th July Parish Council meeting 2011-07-01 10:21:22
Parish Council meeting on Monday 4th July at Creech Village Hall, 7pm.

The Agenda for the Monday 4th July Parish Council meeting is now available online.

Jul 2011 Sat July 2nd Race 4 Life support Cancer Research UK 2011-07-01 08:15:58

Saturday 2nd July 11am to 3pm Creech Village Hall

Article submitted by Jade Kelland

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Instead of sponsoring someone this year why not come along and enjoy a vibrant atmosphere with games, competitions and a raffle all in aid of Cancer Research UK's Race for Life!

.....and when you have those last few coins left, why not sit down and relax with a nice piece of homemade cake and a good old English cup of tea!

Why not have a bit of fun and raise money for this very worthwhile cause at the same time!?

Hope to see you there.

Please please spread the word!

Miss Jade Kelland