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Cotford St Luke Parish Council



The aim of our website is to provide useful information about the village and the activities of the Parish Council.

The first residents of Cotford St Luke moved into our village in 1998, since then our village has grown to around 950 houses, situated within an area of natural beauty.

On our website we outline the roles and services provided by the Parish Council along with details of our councillors, dates, meetings and copies of agendas and minutes. This site also enables you to find out more about our community and the various activities taking place throughout the year, as well as obtain up to date information about local services and businesses.

Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, or if you would like to get involved in our work in any way.


2017 Projects

Consult the Village on how the forthcoming funds from the recent housing developments should be spent and put together a plan to spend the money appropriately on resources and services that will benefit villagers now and in the future.


Newsletters

1-2 times a year the Parish Council compiles a newsletter providing useful information about our village and also outlining the work we have completed over the last few months. In the past these have been printed and distributed as a paper copy, however we are now moving to digital distribution and their availability on our website. If you wish to view the most recent newsletter please click here. Alternatively if you would rather we send you the latest newsletter on its release via email , please click on the ‘Join Our Mailing List’ button on the right side of this page or click here.


Vandalism in the last 12 Months

We thought it might be useful for villagers to be aware of the cost to the Parish Council of acts of vandalism within the last 12 months, they are as follows:

Community Centre: £2,800

Damage to roof tiles, Velux roof window, plus complete destruction of length of guttering at rear of building.

Damage to ‘EVENT’ storage cabin at rear of building.

Total damage to 2-door swing barriers plus their seating into concrete and tarmac foundations.

Rear wall lights – one disabled the other completely ripped of and thrown into School’s playground.

Damage to both rear fire escape doors (removal of all beading strips holding glass windows in place).

Serious damage to established foliage near front entrance.

Damage requiring replacement to front porch light unit cover.

Other: £280

The Rights of Way Board had to be removed due to vandalism and the cost was £100.

The Bethell Mead road nameplate was ripped off and is costing £180 to replace.


 

Buses: A note from our Chairman (John Hassall)

Since coming to Cotford St Luke in 2006 I am disturbed that the bus services have steadily declined.
I know that several people in the village are unable to get jobs which involve working on Sundays as they have no transport and many of us may need to go to Taunton on Sundays for many reasons.
If you want a Sunday service please e-mail me on
as I will be speaking to the Manager at Firstbus Somerset next Tuesday (5th December).
Thank you

Donating Your Winter Fuel Payment – An Idea Worth Warming To

Somerset Community Foundation has launched this year’s Surviving Winter campaign, encouraging people to join the growing number of contributors who donate some or all of their Winter Fuel Payment each year to help local people living in fuel poverty.Last year, over 400 older people in Somerset were helped to keep warm and better connected through the winter months, thanks to local donors and pensioners who gave to Surviving Winter.When a person receives their Surviving Winter grant, it doesn’t just go towards paying the heating bill. It is also the first step towards connecting them to a local community partner; this can become the foundation for a new relationship that can help to overcome the isolation and loneliness many older people experience.To donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call 01749 344949. Gift Aid forms are also available to download from the Somerset Community Foundation website.

 We would like to start a community speedwatch programme within the village, if you are able to help please contact the Parish clerk (Maria Cassidy) or Peter Gunner. For more information please see the Avon and Somerset Speedwatch site: Click here

Forthcoming Events

Dec
14
Thu
2017
2:15 pm Toddler Church @ Community Hall
Toddler Church @ Community Hall
Dec 14 @ 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Toddler Church Time: 2.15pm to 3.15pm every Thursday during term time Age: Babies, Pre-school toddlers, parents, grandparents, carers and guardians are all very welcome Cost: Free (donations for tea/coffee and pennies towards a charity we[...]
6:30 pm Badminton @ Community Hall
Badminton @ Community Hall
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm : ‘The Shuttlecocks’ Badminton Club, Cotford Community Hall.  If you’re 16-70 and fancy a game, do come along and give it a try, or just come along to watch first if you prefer.  Contact[...]
7:30 pm Parish Council Meeting @ Cotford St Luke Community Centre
Parish Council Meeting @ Cotford St Luke Community Centre
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Parish council meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7.30pm in the Community Centre. All villagers are welcome to attend our meetings and there is a slot available for you to raise[...]
Dec
15
Fri
2017
3:30 pm Ballet @ Community Hall
Ballet @ Community Hall
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm
All event details are provided to the best of our knowledge at the time of updating the website. We suggest you contact the event organiser prior to attending to avoid disappointment.
7:30 pm Event Youth Club @ School Hall
Event Youth Club @ School Hall
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
EVENT Youth Club Time: 7:30 to 9:00pm most Fridays during term time. Age: Secondary School years 7 to 11 Cost: £1 entrance What is it: A youth club   All event details are provided to[...]
Dec
17
Sun
2017
10:00 am Family Church @ Community Hall
Family Church @ Community Hall
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Family Church Cotford St Luke church welcomes all people, from all age groups. We are led by a Church of England Vicar (Rev. Preb Alison Norris). Our style is informal, welcoming and serving. We meet[...]