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Minutes for August 2011 Parish Council meeting published 2011-09-30 08:29:14

Announcement from Creech St Michael Parish Council

The minutes for the August 2011 Parish Council meeting held on 8th August are now available online in the Parish Council section on the website.

Jill Loader

Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council

Agenda for Monday 3rd October Parish Council Meeting 2011-09-30 08:13:31

Announcement from Creech St Michael Parish Council

Parish Council meeting on Monday 3rd October at Creech Village Hall, 7pm.

The Agenda for the Monday 3rd October Parish Council meeting is now available online.

Jill Loader

Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council

Revised Christmas and New Year Refuse and Recycling Collections 2011-09-30 08:06:18

Article submitted by Mrs Emma-Sophie Gerrish of Somerset Waste Partnership

Please click here for the poster advising Creech residents of the revised bank holiday recycling and refuse collections during Christmas and New Year.

The poster also covers the Easter, May, June and August 2012 Bank Holidays.

Emma-Sophie Gerrish (Mrs)

Communications Officer
Somerset Waste Partnership

Tel: 01823 625715

Hollinsworth Park new 3 bedroom home design (sponsored advert) 2011-09-29 09:58:45

Buyers seeking the perfect new home in Creech St Michael will find everything they are looking for at Hollinsworth Park.

The David Wilson Homes development offers a superb selection of four and five bedroom homes. And now a three bedroom design is being launched – perfect for families seeking their first move and for those moving further up the property ladder.

“This is the perfect opportunity for buyers to secure a dream home in one of the area’s most picturesque and sought-after villages,” said David Wilson Homes sales director, Louise Ware

“The three bedroom Deane house design is stylish – both inside and out. And we are expecting a great deal of interest in this impressive house over the coming weeks.”

Priced from £204,950, the Deane is a spacious three bedroom family home offering the perfect blend of convenience and comfort.

It features a bright and airy, open plan, living and dining room with french doors to the garden. Upstairs there are three well-proportioned bedrooms – with an en suite and dressing area to the master. There is also an attractive colour-coordinated family bathroom.

“Hollinsworth Park is extremely popular amongst those seeking traditional, rural surroundings with the bonus of a modern new home – all within easy reach of local amenities,” said Louise.

“The demand for homes here is extremely high – and I expect no less for the Deane. Anyone interested in making this beautiful new design their own should visit us soon to take a closer look.”

Situated in Creech St Michael, surrounded by magnificent countryside, the development is close to all amenities and within walking distance of the popular local primary school.

Ideally located for commuters, Hollinsworth Park is just two miles away from junction 25 of the M5 and only three miles from the county town of Taunton.

“Anyone with a love of the great outdoors will find a tremendous amount to do and see in this beautiful region,” said Louise. “The Bridgwater and Taunton canal runs right through Creech St Michael – providing a highly attractive route through the village for pleasure boats.

“And cyclists and walkers can explore the tow paths to their hearts’ content. This is just a dream location for buyers seeking tranquil and beautiful surroundings. And the splendid homes on offer at Hollinsworth Park are proving irresistible to those wishing to put down roots here in this beautiful part of the country.”

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

Summary of Creech Parish Council September Meeting 2011-09-28 17:53:47

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

The September meeting said good bye and thank you to the outgoing Parish Magazine Editors Michael and Helen Phillips.  The council wished them well and hoped they would enjoy spending their gift of garden vouchers.    The new editor Liz Sparkes was well underway in producing the next magazine due out in November.

Four planning applications were discussed along with an update on those applications which had been approved at District level.

The Recreation Field Working Party had met with the reduced RFMC following the untimely death of its Treasurer and Parish Councillor, Paul Kingman-Reed to discuss the way forward.  The meeting held in August with SALC and SPFA, had highlighted issues that required addressing and it was hoped the RFMC would resolve these issues with the Charity Commission very soon, so play area development plans could commence.

The tender for cleaning the parish bus shelters was approved together with the usual finances.

SCC David Fothergill outlined the situation regarding the electoral boundary review and the proposed reduction of councillors.  It was felt the division CSM was in would not change.

The next Parish Council meeting is on Monday, 3rd October at 7pm.

Jill Loader

History of Creech Primary School 1873 to 1973 2011-09-09 17:51:28

Announcement by Nigel Finch

1973 was the centenary of Creech St Michael primary school which first opened its doors to children of primary school age in 1873.

To commemorate the centenary in 1973 the school wrote a fascinating 60+ page book about the history of the school with many interesting facts, including its roots on a plot of land known as ‘Peppercotes’ and how the Ofsted inspectors of the time in 1921 stated “The children were happy with their teacher”.

A copy of the book was bought by Eric Chown of Creech St Michael who has kindly converted the book into a web friendly format to allow access to a much wider online audience.

The book has been scanned by Eric and converted into ten online PDFS that can be easily viewed in the About section or by clicking the following link History of Creech School 1873 to 1973.

[caption id="attachment_652" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="Appendix A Headmasters from 1873 to 1973"]Appendix A Headmasters from 1873 to 1973[/caption]

Creech Rangers FC announce squad for 2011 - 2012 Season 2011-09-09 16:54:05

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity

Leanne Chandler, the club secretary reports the team, which only lost 3 matches last season, finished top of Division Two and has been promoted to Division One of the Keyline Taunton Sunday League.

Division One has 11 teams.

The players in the squad for the 2011/12 season are:

Dan Coles
Josh Radford
Matt Macdonald
Lee Hawkings
Ryan Jeffery
Kieran Wyatt
Ryan Holloway
Ryan Oaten
Tommy Maddocks
Tom Barnes
Mark Wadham
Scott Reynolds
James Costigan
Eubio Do Rosario
Mike Burley
Dan Baker

Visit Creech Rangers FC, sponsored by David Wilson Homes, in the Creech Organisations section for more information and contact details.

Creech lad picked for GB youth Olympic bobsleigh team training 2011-09-07 11:30:09

Article published by Eric Chown, Web Publicity

Josh Cooper, 16, is a local lad who went to school in Creech St Michael.

[caption id="attachment_642" align="aligncenter" width="490" caption="Josh Cooper courtesy Kim Cooper"]Josh Cooper courtesy Kim Cooper[/caption]

Josh has just finished his education at Heathfield Community School and has been picked to go forward on the Great Britain Bobsleigh Winter Youth Olympic Squad Selections.

This sends him off with many other aspiring athletes to Sigulda, Latvia in mid-September for some intense 'push' training for this fast and furious sport.

This is another phase looking towards GB team selection for the 1st Winter Youth Olympics in Innsbruck on the 13 -22 January 2012.

Josh plays as a winger for the Somerset Vikings Rugby Team and has also recently been offered a highly-prized Rugby League Scholarship by Leeds Rhinos, who play in the European Super league.

He has been accepted by Filton College under a new Leeds Rhinos scheme, to offer free education at one of the area’s most modern colleges  and be coached by professional Rugby league players to develop their talents. The aim is to provide a route through to the professional game for talented rugby players from across the region.

Josh will attend Filton College through the winter and return to the Somerset Vikings for the Summer 2012 season.

This is surely an exciting time for such a talented young man and his family. Two sports with very different challenges – we wish him all the best.

Do you know of a talent in the parish which deserves publicity – recognition by us all of hard work or endeavours by an individual or group?

Let us know and we will help. Good news needs to be heralded!

Please contact Eric on publicity@creechstmichael.net

Entry forms for Flower Show 17th September 2011-09-06 09:48:39

Entry forms for Creech St Michael and District 72nd Flower and Dog Show 17th September

Article published by Eric Chown, Web Publicity


Creech St Michael Village Hall 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Dog Show at 3pm

Musical Entertainment by Wiveliscombe Brass Band

All entry forms to be received by the Secretary

before 5pm Thursday 15th September

Forms to be returned to:

The Secretary

Sandra Adams

16 Powell Close

Creech St Michael



Bouncy Castle, Fete Games, Craft Stalls, Raffle, Tombola.

Refreshments, Cream Teas, Ice Creams

For more information please contact Sandra Adams on 01823 442851

Agenda for Monday 5th September Parish Council Meeting 2011-09-01 09:43:43

Announcement from Creech St Michael Parish Council

Parish Council meeting on Monday 5th September at Creech Village Hall, 7pm.

The Agenda for the Monday 5th September Parish Council meeting is now available online.

Jill Loader

Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council

3rd September Meet new pastor of Creech church 2011-09-01 08:54:43

3rd September Meet the new pastor of Creech St Michael church

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

Saturday 3rd September 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the new rectory lawns

Meet and greet the new pastor of Creech St Michael Church.

Cream Teas on the new rectory lawns.

£2.50 per person. Everyone is welcome