Lamyatt Matters

Current Parish Meeting Notices (will appear here when current)

Temporary Night time closure of B3153 from 27 November 2017 for 5 nights: SCC Highways advise that they will be carrying out works on the railway bridge at Clanville on the B3153 “to enable repair works to damaged brickwork on the facing abutments, wing walls and throughout the underside of the bridge to be carried out.” The road will be closed 10.00pm to 06.00am. Details 271117Councillors letter and map 27Nov17RCNSS9101 – Notice 1.

Broadband services: GigaClear and connecting Devon & Somerset are intending to install fibre to the premises in Lamyat Parish, and surrounding area, by the end of 2019. Please ensure you register an interest – this does not commit you to the service – as this will help Lamyat be more of a priority. For those who have signed up to an alternative provider, it will be in your interest to keep your options open by registering.  Register here.

Salt for de-icing Highways: The County Council supplies the Parish with 10x20kg bags of salt for winter use. These will be collected by the end of November and will be available for distribution the following week. Please advise the Parish Meeting Chairperson, Paul, if you can look after a stretch of road that is prone to icing. The Council also publishes Your Guide to Winter Services 1718  which may help you plan journeys across the County .

Pheasant shooting dates: the Parish Meeting chair has a list of the dates for shooting on Creech Hill over the next few months. Not all of the dates will be used but there may be up to 5 days in October; 10 in November; 9 in December and 13 in January. The footpaths & bridleways remain open and no shooting takes place over these, with the shoot halting on the adjacent land when the rights of way are in use. The shoot will place a notice at the beginning of the paths to advise any visitors of what is happening. Residents can contact Paul for a list of dates.

Read on for important links and background on the Parish Meeting

 

Lamyat Parish

Lamyatt village and surrounding outlying farms and houses are part of Lamyat Parish. The Parish is too small to have a Parish Council but since 1894 it has held a Parish Meeting at which local issues have been debated and discussed. (Note that whilst the village name has two ‘t’s the wider parish name has only one)

There has always been at least an Annual Meeting, and on occasions additional Meetings are held to discuss specific major issues. The Meeting through its Chair, and assisted by others, has been able to: bring a piped water supply to the village (1930’s); oversee the supply of electricity to the village (1940’s); press for the building of local authority housing in the village (1950’s); help resolve flooding and drainage problems on the High Street (1990’s-2000’s); raise a precept to help fund the village hall extension (2010’s). Of course some issues, such as planning developments both within the Parish and adjacent Parishes; highway and transport problems; and rights of way matters; have cropped up on a regular basis.

The 2017 Annual Meeting elected Paul Chadwick as Chairman and our thanks to the outgoing chairman Anthony Ffooks for chairing the Meeting in recent times.  The Parish Meeting Secretary is Ali Stone. The actions of the Parish are carried out by the Parish Chairman, with the help of others in the Parish and at the Meeting in October 2017 David Ash, Romy Smallwood, and Simon Lang volunteered to help with planning matters in the coming year.

The Minutes of the Parish Meeting

Parish Minutes 25th Oct 2017 – DRAFT to be approved at the next Parish Meeting

Parish Minutes 26th oct 2016 – DRAFT to be approved at the next Parish Meeting

Copies of most of the previous Parish Meetings are held in archives

VOLUNTEERING

The Parish Meeting has always depended on volunteers within the community to help look after the Parish. That might be to help look after a particular footpath; to ensure that any nearby drain or culvert is clear of debris; or to keep a stock of salt ready for use on the road in winter. Please contact the Parish Chairman if you want to ‘adopt’ a drain or footpath!

USEFUL CONTACTS & INFORMATION

Parish Meeting Chairman: Paul Chadwick, Witch Craig, Portway Hill, Lamyatt, BA4 6NJ   01749 812420/07761 967075   helenpaulsols@btinternet.com

Somerset County Council Highways – to report a pothole or blocked drain 0300 123 2224 or use the template here

Roads & Transport Team roadsandtransportSD@somerset.gov.uk 

Local Mendip Area Depot countyroads-mendip@somerset.gov.uk

To report a pothole or blocked drain it is useful to take a photo of the location and send it with an email. Highways will endeavour to inspect within 48 hours and give you feedback. The road gullies in the parish are part of the Council’s Programmed activity, which are currently cleaned on a bi annual cycle. The gullies were last cleaned in the 2016/2017 financial year and are scheduled to be cleared again in the 2018/2019 financial year.

Rights of Way – see Lamyat rights of Way Map

Contact to report any obstructions or concerns  rightsofway@somerset.gov.uk

Note: Clare Haskins helps look after Lamyat Parish R.o.W.  cxhaskins@somerset.gov.uk

Mendip District Council Planning – to submit an application or comment on an application

You can follow the progress with an application by going to the District Council website. Any significant development will need planning permission and any neighbour will be notified and a notice posted up on the property. The Parish Meeting will be asked for comments and observations and in addition to any comments you send in yourselves you could ask the Parish Meeting Chair to make comments. When there is any application made within the Parish this page will carry notice of it with a link to relevant documents.

Mendip District Council main switchboard for all matters

0300 303 8588

The District Council produces a monthly Parish bulletin with a range of useful information including that from other local agencies.  This information includes items of relevance to those in business as well as for local residents.

Spark – have been providing practical support to the voluntary sector in Somerset for many years. Their aim is to inspire strong and sustainable communities through voluntary and community action. Spark website

Community Council for Somerset – CCS supports organisations and individuals throughout the County, and they have been involved in many successful projects.  01823 331222  CCS website

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