Parish Council News

Funding alert: grants up to £2,500 available now from The Somerset Fund

The Somerset Fund is now open for applications until Friday 16 October, 2020.

If you are a grassroots community group based in Somerset and running on less than £100,000 per year, you can apply for a grant up to the value of £2,500 from The Somerset Fund. The grants are ‘unrestricted’, which means they can be used to pay for ongoing running costs, also known as ‘core costs’.

The Somerset Fund is keen to support a wide range of groups from across Somerset and are particularly interested in:

  • giving the best start in life to the most disadvantaged children
  • growing the life skills of young people
  • improving the mental health of people of all ages
  • increasing opportunities for better physical health
  • supporting people with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses, and their carers
  • combating loneliness and isolation

Preference will be given to applicants that have not previously been awarded a grant from The Somerset Fund.

Please see the attached poster for more information:

The Somerset Fund poster Sept 2020

Sedgemoor District Council – Budget Consultation

Sedgemoor District Council are currently undertaking Budget Consultation and this will finish on 28th October. This year the survey is only available online.

The survey can be found on the front page of our website or by clicking

There is a £100 prize draw for people that leave contact details.


Taxi Licencing Consultation

Do you, your family or friends ever use a taxi in Sedgemoor?  If so, you are invited to have your say about Sedgemoor District Council’s Draft Taxi Licensing Policy, which can be found at

Should you wish to make any written comments, please email by 2nd October.

COVID-19 Advice and Support for Somerset Businesses

As lockdown measures are further eased, Somerset County Council continues to work tirelessly with partners to help support communities in these challenging times. They are hosting a free of charge ‘COVID-19 Advice and support for Somerset businesses’ webinar and Q&A session next Wednesday (22 July), 7-8pm open to all Somerset businesses (click this link next Wednesday if you’d also like to join).

During the Webinar, Trudi Grant Director of Public Health will be online offering advice to businesses on how to stay safe and what to do if you have a suspected or confirmed case. Trudi will be joined by Cllr David Hall, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Somerset’s economy and Paul Hickson, Assistant Director of the Council’s Economy team who will discuss the measures the Council and partners have put in place to support businesses recover, prosper and grow.

The attached leaflets for businesses set out the steps a business or accommodation provider should take if a customer or staff member has a suspected or confirmed case.

Covid 19 Accommodation Provider flyer – Somerset

Covid 19 business flyer – Somerset

Covid 19 visitor poster – Somerset

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return 2019-20

At the parish Council meeting on Thursday 9th July 2020, the Annual Accounts and AGAR were approved.

All documents have now been published on the ‘Finance’ page on this website.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2020, these documents will be available on reasonable notice application to:

Tammy Weeks, Clerk & RFO
22 Friarn, Over Stowey, Somerset. TA5 1HW
Tel: 07841 866596

Commencing on Monday 20 July 2020 and ending on Friday 28 Aug 202

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