Water Mains Replacement Schemes

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Wessex water are proposing two water mains replacement schemes within Combe St Nicholas to improve the water quality to various residents within both Combe Wood Lane and Fairclose.

The first job within their programme is within Fairclose, Combe St Nicholas, Chard. This job is within ther programme from 23 September 2019 – 18 October 2019. This job entails connecting in to a water main which is located within Stoopers Hill where they will then open cut a new water main within Fairclose. All works on Stoopers Hill will be under two way traffic lights rather than a road closure therefore still allowing all residents access. Letter have been sent out to the residents of Fairclose just so they are all aware of the works. A plan of the site can be seen by clicking here.

The second job is within Combe Wood Lane. This job is due to start on 28 October 2019 – 06 December 2019. These works will involve a road closure on both COMBE HILL and COMBE WOOD LANE. The closure on Combe Hill is scheduled to start on 04 November 2019 where it will then run for a maximum of two weeks. The reason for this closure is due to the road connecting up Combe Hill and Combe Wood Lane is extremely narrow so it will not allow Wessex Water enough room to set up their safety perimeter and allow sufficient access to vehicles trying to pass. They shall also be imposing a road closure on Combe Wood Lane from 04 November 2019 – 06 December 2019. Again all residents have been notified by a customer letter so they are made aware of the works. A plan of these works can be seen by clicking here.

Are you interested in supporting your local area?

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Community Care Somerset have made the following request:

"I’m sure you know about the work that CCS do in your local community through our team of village, community and carers agents.  We are currently expanding our team and are looking to recruit individuals who want to support their local area.  We want reach people who don’t necessarily have a background in similar work or relevant qualifications, but are supportive, approachable people who are passionate about their community, can use their initiative and have bucket loads of common sense.

 If you have any capacity to promote the opportunities that we have available within your local area, we would really appreciate it.

 The link to the website is below, where all of the roles are listed along with the relevant application forms.

 The roles particularly aimed at South Somerset include the South Somerset Village Agent and the South Somerset Carers Agent.


 Thank you in advance for anything you can do."

Combe St Nicholas to be featured on BBC Somerset!

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Andy Bennett of BBC Somerset will be featuring Combe St. Nicholas daily on his afternoon show next week (commencing Monday 11th February), between 2.00 and 2.30 p.m. He will include interviews with several local residents. BBC Somerset can be found on 95.5 FM and 1566 AM.

Special Parish Council Meeting on Mount Hindrance Planning Applications

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The Parish Council is to hold a special meeting at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall on Tuesday 19th February to consider two new planning applications respect of Mount Hindrance area (Cuttiford's Door). An application to build 350 homes was submitted in 2012 but was ultimately turned down on appeal by the developers.

The applications are:

No. 18/04057/OUT, for land east of Mount Hindrance Farm, up to 295 dwellings, provision of a floodlit full size football pitch, unlit full size training pitch and community sports pitch with associated multi use clubhouse, spectator facilities and vehicular parking area; hub for local neighbourhood facilities and other community uses, public open space, landscaping, drainage and other facilities; associated vehicular and pedestrian accesses, land regrading, associated infrastructure and engineering works; and

No. 19/00074, for land east of Crimchard, for 142 dwellings together with associated infrastructure including access/highway improvements, drainage and attenuation, play area, open space and landscaping.

For further information on the applications, go to the following links on the District Council's website - https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/planningdetails/?id=1804057OUT and https://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/planningdetails/?id=1900074FUL

All are welcome to attend.



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