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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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Dec 8, 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 6th December 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 8th November 2017 & Matters arising
⦁ District & County Councillors Reports
⦁ Great British Spring Clean 2018
2-4 March 2018
⦁ Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service Draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (2018 - 2022) Consultation
⦁ Mendip Local Plan Part II – Sites and Policies
Notification of a proposed Local Green Space on land not registered
⦁ Road Closures TTRO
Pound Lane, Ashwick – 4th-7th December 2017
Old Frome Road – 16th-20th January 2018
⦁ Planning
Update on previous planning applications
2017/2868/OTS; Outline application (all matters reserved) for the Erection of a two storey dwelling house and associated vehicle parking - The Conifers Little London Oakhill Shepton Mallet BA3 5AY
⦁ Finance
⦁ Financial Statement
⦁ Clerk’s Salary & Expenses
⦁ Invoice from Grant Thornton (External Audit)
⦁ SLCC Membership Renewal
⦁ Grant request from Mendip Community Transport
⦁ Matters of Report
(Speedwatch, Footpaths, PCSO, SALC, School, Village Hall)
⦁ Date of next meeting: Wednesday 10th January 2018, 7.30pm

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