Winscombe & Sandford Useful Information
Councillor Vacancy – to be filled by Co-Option
After formal notice of the vacancy was advertised, there was no call for an election and therefore the Parish Council will now proceed to fill the vacancy by co-option. Most people’s impression of what a councillor does is that they just attend council meetings and nothing could be further from the truth. The duties of being a local councillor are many and varied, but it is the ordinary day to day contact with local people in our community that is the most important part of being a councillor. If you are interested in applying for the councillor position, or would like to know more about the role, please contact the Parish Office for more information.
It is likely that the council will fill the vacancy at the meeting to be held on 27th January 2014 but keep an eye on our notice-boards (outside the Parish Office at Winscombe Community Centre, the Post Office and Sandford Stores) or look on our website for the latest information regarding this.
Sidcot School all-weather pitch planning application 13/P/2092/F
The Parish Council planning committee will consider this application at a meeting to be held on Monday 2nd December 2013, 7.30pm at St James Church Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting and may participate at a specific time set aside for this during the meeting. Parish Council comments on the application will be submitted to North Somerset Council following this meeting. If you would like to comment on the application, please visit the North Somerset Council website where full details may be found: http://wam.n-somerset.gov.uk/MULTIWAM/findCaseFile.do;jsessionid=543E279E5651A505D1D501C3F6DC1EA8?appNumber=13%2Fp%2F2092%2Ff&appType=planning&action=Search
Winscombe Christmas Shopping Evening – Tuesday 3rd December
The annual late night opening for the shops will take place on the first Tuesday in December. As well as being able to do your Christmas shopping, there will be Santa’s Grotto, choirs singing, mulled wine and much more.
Community Resilience – Exercise Snow Patrol
The next meeting will take place on Thursday 5th December, 7.30pm at Winscombe Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to come along and join forces to help keep key footpaths and venues open through any snow event – snow shovels and hi-vis will be provided for free!! Perhaps there are specific sites that need clearing such as our local schools, village shops, doctors surgery? Join forces with your neighbours to become Snow Wardens and let’s help each other when the weather gets tough.
Time to start school? – if your child will be aged 4 between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 you need to apply for their school place now. You can apply at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/admissions or contact The School Admissions Team at North Somerset Council, Town Hall, WSM BS23 1UJ
New Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) at the Recreation Ground
The Parish Council, Winscombe Cricket, Football, Rugby and Tennis clubs & NSC Strawberry Line have all contributed to the cost of installing a PAD at the Recreation Ground for community use. The PAD has been installed to the front of the Cricket Clubhouse at the War Memorial Recreation Ground, clearly visible from the car park area. The defibrillator unit housed in the external green cabinet is built specifically for laypeople to use who may not have had any training.
It is intended that this unit, along with the PAD located outside Thatchers Cider Offices on Station Road Sandford will further safeguard those living, working and using recreational facilities in our parish against the risk that the Emergency Services may take more time to arrive than the precious few minutes you have to restart a heart after a Cardiac Arrest has occurred.
A calendar of Parish Council & Committee meetings in 2013 can be found by clicking on the following link: http://www.winscombeandsandfordpc.org.uk/documents/committee%20calendar%20to%20Dec%202013.pdf
Approved minutes of Parish Council and Committee meetings can be found by clicking here: http://www.winscombeandsandfordpc.org.uk/wpcdocuments.php
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Last updated 15th November 2013
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