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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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Nov 5, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
07779 668 707; [email protected]

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 8th November 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 11th October 2017 & Matters arising
⦁ District & County Councillors Reports
⦁ Family Support Service and Children’s Centres Consultation
⦁ Somerset CC; Salt Bag Collection day
25th November 2017, opportunity to collect x10 20kg bags
⦁ Planning
Update on previous planning applications
Parish / Town Clerk & Councillor training sessions; Wednesday 10th January, Shepton
2016/2225/FUL; Field 2947 off Old Frome Road; Appeal Notification.
2017/2608/HSE; Somerfoss, Bath Road, Oakhill; Proposed alterations and extension to a single dwelling.
2017/2777/FUL; Overdale, Old Frome Road to Underhill, Gurney Slade; Erection of a mono pitch timber frame agricultural building to be built on a hard-core base for the storage of hay, fodder and machinery
2017/2817/FUL; Batts Farm, Batts Lane, Gurney Slade; Conversion of stone agricultural barn to two dwelling houses.
2017/2866/FUL; Badgers Cross Farm, Zion Hill to Underhill; Erection of new farmworkers dwelling
2017/2787/TCA; Okhill Lodge, Bath Road, Oakhill; Proposed removed of one large bow on a Ash Tree (T1) in a conservation area
⦁ Finance
⦁ Financial Statement
⦁ Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
⦁ Invoice for Poppy Wreath
⦁ Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
⦁ Date of next meeting: Wednesday 13th December 2017, 7.30pm

S. Vaillant

Oct 9, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
07779 668 707; [email protected]

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 11th October 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 13th September 2017 & Matters arising
⦁ District & County Councillors Reports
⦁ Representatives and Councillors Interests
⦁ Family Support Service and Children’s Centres Consultation
⦁ Temporary Road Closure
A367 Fosse Way from 350m south of the junction with Watery Lane, southwards for 1120m. 23.10.17 for 5 days.
⦁ Safety in Gurney Slade
Safety improvement to the A37 through Gurney Slade via a Small Improvement Scheme (SIS)
⦁ Planning
Update on previous planning applications
⦁ Finance
⦁ Financial Statement
⦁ Annual Return review
⦁ Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
⦁ Grant request from St Margaret’s Hospice Care
⦁ Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
⦁ Date of next meeting: Wednesday 8th November 2017, 7.30pm

S. Vaillant

 

Sep 11, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: Peter Langmaid

Ashwick Parish Council
Clerk: Ms S. Vaillant, Burleigh Cottage, Leigh St, Leigh on Mendip BA3 5QP
phone:  07779 668707; Email: [email protected]

Members of the council are called to a meeting on Wednesday 13th September 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 12th July 2017 & Matters arising
⦁ District & County Councillors Reports
⦁ Representatives and Councillors Interests
⦁ Update on installation of Defibrillator
⦁ Highways
⦁ Temporary road closure of A37, and traffic impact to Parish
⦁ Parking / Yellow Lines at the top junction of High Street / Bath Road
⦁ Planning
Update on previous planning applications
2017/0821/OTS; Rock House, Old Frome Road to Underhill, Gurney Slade; Outline planning application for the erection of two detached dwellings and garaging and formation of vehicular access – Appeal against refusal of permission
2017/0848/FUL; The White House, Old Frome Road to Underhill, Gurney Slade; Change of use from B8 Storage to B1(a) office to convert existing storage warehouse into offices with new mezzanine level and combined circulation core
2017/2012/HSE; Withybrook Barn, Bath Road, Oakhill; Oak framed garage / carport and new driveway
⦁ Finance
⦁ Financial Statement
⦁ Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
⦁ C. Sully (Reimbursement of purchase from Chew Valley Trees)
⦁ P. Bridges (Installation of Defibrillator Box)
⦁ Cheque received from Estate of Mr E. Davis; To decide allocation
⦁ Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
⦁ Date of next meeting: Wednesday 11th October 2017, 7.30pm

S. Vaillant