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The Parish of Ashwick is situated in the eastern area of the Mendip Hills, 4 miles north of Shepton Mallet, and 6 miles north-east of the Cathedral City of Wells. Ashwick Parish is one of dispersed settlements, with the village of Oakhill being the largest populated area. Smaller hamlets are at Benter and Neighborne and a small cluster of houses close to Ashwick church. The Parish also embraces part of the hamlet of Nettlebridge and part of the village of Gurney Slade.

There are many isolated farmsteads and today, farming is the major economic activity taking place in the Parish.

Ashwick is an ancient settlement dating back to the 9th century, but with much older connections. The Roman road, the Fosse Way, passes along the eastern boundary of the parish and to the west is Maesbury hill fort, a major Iron Age settlement.

The parish contains a network of thriving communities: churches, pubs, a school, farms, small businesses, and many people who choose to live in this beautiful part of the Somerset countryside and commute to nearby towns.

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Jan 8, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
01373 812 563; [email protected]

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 7.30pm in the village hall, Oakhill.

The meeting will commence after there has been an opportunity for residents of the parish to speak, in normal circumstances this will be restricted to about 15 minutes in total. A list of Parish Councillors is available from the Clerk.

Agenda

⦁ Apologies
⦁ Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
⦁ Minutes of meeting held on 14th December 2016 & Matters arising
⦁ District & County Councillors Reports
⦁ Planning
Update on previous planning applications
2016/2812/FUL; Rookery Farm, Ashwick; Change of use from hanger to B8 storage and distribution and part residential parking
⦁ Finance
⦁ Budget & Parish Precept 2017/18
⦁ Financial Statement
⦁ Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
⦁ Purchase of Cabinet for Defibrillator
⦁ Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Highways, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
⦁ Date of next meeting: Wednesday 11th January 2017, 7.30pm

S. Vaillant

Dec 11, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
01373 812 563; [email protected]

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 14th December 2016 at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Oakhill.

The meeting will commence after there has been an opportunity for residents of the parish to speak, in normal circumstances this will be restricted to about 15 minutes in total. A list of Parish Councillors is available from the Clerk.

Agenda

⦁ Apologies
⦁ Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
⦁ Minutes of meeting held on 9th November 2016 & Matters arising
⦁ District & County Councillors Reports
⦁ Temporary Road Closure from Zion Hill to Underhill
⦁ BT proposal to remove telephone boxes on High Street, Oakhill (near old Post Office) & Binegar Lane, Gurney Slade
⦁ MDC consultation on Supplementary Planning Document (SPD); Marketing and Business Evidence To Support Planning Applications
⦁ SCC (A367 Bath Road) Revocation and 40moh speed limit Order 2016

⦁ Highways
Parking Issues in the High Street
Dangerous bend along Pondsmead Wall 

⦁ Planning
Update on previous planning applications
2016/2522/FUL; Land at Old Frome Road, Oakhill; Application for the retention of 2 agricultural buildings / field shelters (Retrospective)
2016/2812/FUL; Rookery Farm, Ashwick; Change of use from hanger to B8 storage and distribution and part residential parking
2016/2827/VRC; New Row Farm, Yelling Mill Lane, Downside; Application for variation of condition 2 on planning consent 2014/1929/VRC to extend the permitted operational period of the solar farm by 5 years (to a total of 30 years from the 'First Export Date', expiring 31st March 2044).
2016/2893/TCA; Oakhill Cottage; Various works to trees
2016/2782/HSE; 4 Gladstone Villas, Pound Lane, Oakhill; Proposed 2 storey and single storey extensions
2016/2688/FUL; R S Howell Workshop, Upper Benter, Oakhill; Proposed conversion of 2No business units into holiday let accommodation

⦁ Finance
⦁ Budget & Parish Precept 2017/18
⦁ Financial Statement
⦁ Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
⦁ Cheque to P. Dennis (expenses to install bin)
⦁ Cheque to M. Cheshire (War Memorial planting expenses)
⦁ Purchase of Cabinet for Defibrillator
⦁ Society of Local Council Clerks membership renewal
⦁ Grant request from the Good Companions
⦁ Grant request from Mendip Community Transport

⦁ Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Highways, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)

⦁ Date of next meeting: Wednesday 11th January 2017, 7.30pm

S. Vaillant

Nov 9, 2016
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
01373 812 563; [email protected]

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 9th November 2016
at 7.30pm in the village hall, Oakhill.

The meeting will commence after there has been an opportunity for residents of the parish to speak, in normal circumstances this will be restricted to about 15 minutes in total. A list of Parish Councillors is available from the Clerk.
Agenda

⦁ Apologies
⦁ Declarations of Interest & Dispensations
⦁ Minutes of meeting held on 12th October 2016 & Matters arising
⦁ Road Safety Issues outside Oakhill School
⦁ District & County Councillors Reports
⦁ Planning
2016/2522/FUL; Application for the retention of 2 agricultural buildings / field shelters (retrospective); Land at Old Frome Road, Oakhill
2016/2496/FUL; Erection of 25m slim line lattice mast to support 3no antennae and associated works; Lime Kiln Farm, Bath Road, Oakhill, BA3 5AF
2016/2487/VRC; Application for removal of condition 6 (hours of use) following grant of planning permission 2016/1397/FUL; Lapwing Farm, Old Frome Road, Doulting
2016/1950/TPO; Works to trees subject to a Tree Perservation Order; Spencer House, Manor Place, High Street, Oakhill
⦁ Finance
⦁ Financial Statement
⦁ Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
⦁ Invoice for Remembrance Wreath
⦁ Purchase of bench for Bus Stop
⦁ Invoice from Grant Thornton (External Audit)
⦁ Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Highways, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
⦁ Date of next meeting: Wednesday 14th December 2016, 7.30pm

S. Vaillant