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Cotford St Luke Parish Council



Cotford St Luke – Its Beginnings and Today

Photo supplied by Peter GroverThe demolition of many old hospital buildings started in 1995 after Taunton Deane Borough Council approved an ambitious plan for the development of Cotford St Luke. The first residents moved in just prior to the millennium. Although after a while it became apparent that the plans were not being implemented as intended – due to changes made by Taunton Deane Borough Council  and others prompted by the developers.

In 2000 the residents got together to establish an organisation (Cotford St Luke Community Association) to put pressure on Taunton Deane Borough Council and Somerset County Council  to  ensure progress was made on the primary school, play areas, community hall and shops.

 

Planning consents already granted could not be undone but pressure was applied to ensure everything else was delivered. This culminated in a large and Photo supplied by Peter Groverrowdy Taunton Deane Borough Council meeting in Deane House dedicated to the problems at Cotford St Luke. It was attended by over 100 people from the 300 houses already occupied. This brought the realities of the situation to the Councillors’ attention – such as the unfinished and un-adopted roads and paths, the missing or inadequate infrastructure, and made possible a joint campaign to get the necessary land and funds needed to build the community centre, play areas and footpaths etc. Without the determination of these residents the issues might never have been resolved. Fortunately, although there remain some issues that continue to demand the attention of the Cotford St Luke Parish Council, the residents are largely unaffected by them.

 

Today we enjoy a well looked-after environment largely thanks to both the Cotford St Luke Community Association and the present Cotford St Luke Parish Council – with three play areas for the under 5’s and others for older children, a primary school, a community centre, two football pitches, tennis courts, a popular co-op shop, and a public house.


Photo supplied by Lindsay Carroll

In addition the Church of England has recently purchased a plot of land and is well advanced in sourcing funding for a new community church building. For more information on this please see their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StLukesCentre.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Jul
18
Wed
2018
4:45 pm Pilates with Susanna @ Community Hall
Pilates with Susanna @ Community Hall
Jul 18 @ 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Two Mixed ability pilates classes on Wednesday evenings at the times detailed below: 4.45 – 5.45pm 6 – 7pm For more details contact Susanna on the details above or see her facebook page /pilatesbysusanna  [...]
7:30 pm Slimming World @ School Hall
Slimming World @ School Hall
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 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.
Jul
19
Thu
2018
2:15 pm Toddler Church @ Community Hall
Toddler Church @ Community Hall
Jul 19 @ 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
Jul 19 @ 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
Jul 19 @ 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[...]
Jul
20
Fri
2018
3:30 pm Ballet @ Community Hall
Ballet @ Community Hall
Jul 20 @ 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
Jul 20 @ 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[...]
Jul
22
Sun
2018
10:00 am Family Church @ Community Hall
Family Church @ Community Hall
Jul 22 @ 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[...]
Jul
23
Mon
2018
6:30 pm Badminton @ Community Hall
Badminton @ Community Hall
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mondays 6.30-8.30pm : Cotford 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[...]