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Temporary Closure of the River Tone Bridge 28th March 2012-03-26 08:25:06

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Web Publicity

Temporary closure of the old river bridge across the River Tone.

On Wednesday 28th March 2012 the road will be closed for one night.

The timescale is from 16:30 to 06:30. This will affect commuter and local bus services late afternoon on Wednesday 28th.

The waterproof membrane appears to be ruptured so the surface will have to be redone.  It is hoped everything will be complete within the overnight time frame.  The work may include some remove of vegetation and re-profiling.

Crestmoor are the named contractor and can be contacted for more information on 01963 33923.

Anyone seeking further information can call during office hours.

Listed buildings in Creech 2012-03-14 18:51:07

Announcement by Nigel Finch, Webmaster

Did you know the parish of Creech St Michael has 32 listed buildings?

We have just published an interesting article written by Eric Chown in the About section on the Listed Buildings in Creech.

The website always welcomes articles about the parish of Creech St Michael.

If you would like to write an article to be published or would like any advice on anything interesting you would like to share please contact me via the Contact page.

Blood doning at Village Hall 16th March 2012-03-12 17:15:01

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Creech Publicity

Blood Donor Sessions at Village Hall Friday 16th March

“Save a life – give blood”

This will take place on Friday 16th March 2012 in the Creech St. Michael Village Hall, Ryesland Way, Creech St. Michael.

Two Sessions:

Afternoon: 13.15 to 15.15 (1.15 pm to 3.15 pm)

Evening:    16.45 to 19.15 (4.45 pm to 7.15 pm)

To make an appointment ring 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk

New Doctors Surgery Plans Meeting 24th March 2012-03-12 17:09:27

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Creech Publicity

New Doctors Surgery Plans

A meeting arranged by the PPG (Patient Participation Group) will be held in the Creech St Michael Village hall on the 24th of March 2012 between 10.00am and 12 noon with plans for the new doctors surgery.

An open day at the new surgery is to be arranged on completion of the Hyde Lane project.

Creech Annual Parish Meeting 20th April 2012 2012-03-12 17:06:08

Article submitted by Eric Chown, Creech Publicity

Annual Parish Meeting 2012

Friday 20th April at the Creech St Michael Village Hall.

Doors open at 7.00pm meeting starts 7.30pm

The police will have a stall where they hope to have leaflets for householders. 

And, subject to operational commitments, be available to offer advice on security and related matters.

Creech celebrations for the Queens Diamond Jubilee 2012-03-12 16:23:09

Article submitted by Sandy Adams, Creech St Michael

Creech St Michael celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

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Easter Egg Hunt Sunday 8th April 2:30pm at Creech canalside car park 2012-03-05 18:56:33

Article submitted by Kelly Durdan, Somerset Waterways Development Trust

Organised by Somerset Waterways Development Trust

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For more information call Kelly on 07900 436113

Mothering Sunday 18th March treat Mum to a trip on the canal 2012-03-05 18:53:36

Article submitted by Kelly Durdan, Somerset Waterways Development Trust

Creech St Michael Canalside Car Park, Sunday 18th March, 10am to 4pm

Organized by Somerset Waterways Development Trust

Treat Mum to a Mothering Sunday trip along the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal!

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For more information call Kelly on 07900 436113

Children and Young Peoples Awards 2012 deadline 9th March 2012-03-05 12:30:55

Article received from Julie Dines, Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator Langaller

Do you know any young people who have made an outstanding contribution in Creech over the past year?

Avon and Somerset Police are looking for nominations for the Children and Young People’s Awards 2012. Young people all too often get a bad press so this is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the positive things young people do!

There are two categories:

  1. an individual young person who has made a positive contribution to their community
  2. a group of young people who have made a positive contribution to their community (in the group category, the majority of the group should be under 18).

Previous winners have been recognised in the past for:

  • acts of bravery or courage e.g. saving someone’s life, helping stop a crime
  • campaigning on local issues eg: skate park
  • taking part in charitable work or fund-raising projects
  • organising local events within the community
  • overcoming personal adversity to achieve e.g. ill-health, physical disability, social and economic deprivation


  • A trophy for the winners in each category
  • A framed certificate
  • £100 vouchers for the individual winner and a £200 vouchers for the winning group
  • The chance to go on a ride along with police officers

Nominations can be submitted using the link below:


All entries should be submitted by Friday 9th March 2012 and winners will be notified by the 23rd March 2012.

Please contact Karen Thomason on karen.thomas@avonandsomerset.police.uk for more information.

Creech St Michael Crime Figures January 2012 2012-03-05 10:50:57

Article submitted by Nigel Finch

Crime figures for 2012 within a radius of 1 mile from the centre of Creech (TA3 5DP):




Anti-Social Behaviour




Vehicle Crime


Violent Crime


Public Disorder & Weapons




Criminal Damage & Arson


Other Theft




Other Crime




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Note: To protect privacy, crimes are mapped to an anonymous point on or near the road where they occurred.

Visit crime figures for Creech for more information

This information is reproduced from information in the public domain and published on www.police.uk

Agenda for Monday 5th March Parish Council Meeting 2012-03-05 09:30:18

Announcement from Creech St Michael Parish Council

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

The Agenda for the March Parish Council meeting is now available online.

Steve Altria

Clerk to Creech St Michael Parish Council

Talented Creech dancer sponsored by designers of Creech website 2012-03-01 11:52:30

Imogen Mansfield, 15, from North End Creech St Michael has received sponsorship from Somerset Web Services to help her achieve her career as a professional dancer.

Imogen, who attends Monkton Heathfield Community School, has been dancing ballet since the age of 3 and also started dancing lessons with Mrs Searle in Creech Village Hall aged 3.

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She has passed all her exams with distinction and has won many competitions in recent years, including being placed in the South West England Senior Ballet Championships in Exeter in February 2012. This qualifies her to compete in the All England Dance Championships in London in 2013.

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The photo (left) has been selected to appear in a book to be presented to the Queen this year for her Diamond Jubilee

Imogen has to travel to Wales frequently where she is an associate dancer for the Ballet Cymru, an honour for such a young dancer. The sponsorship helps cover the travel costs.

Managing Director of Somerset Web Services, Nigel Finch said, “We are delighted to hear of a very talented dancer from Creech and wish her every success in her ambitions”.

Imogen added “I really enjoy dancing and representing Taunton in competitions around the South West. I would like to thank Nigel and his company for sponsoring me and would welcome sponsorship from other local businesses"

If you or your company would also be interested in sponsoring Imogen to help achieve her ambition she can be contacted via the Creech website here.