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Cotford St Luke Parish Council


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We are looking for new volunteers to boost our numbers. The Community Centre is an important part of our village, currently providing a place where many of us can enjoy a range of clubs and activities.

What do we do?

  • We meet approximately 6 times a year.
  • We support the running of the hall including monitoring of cleaning, refurbishment, hall bookings, accounts and health and safety.
  • Some members act as key holders.


We have cleaners, a caretaker and booking secretary looking after the day to day running of the hall.

If sufficient volunteers do not come forward we will be compelled to, in the first instance, request the Parish Council take over the management of the Community Centre to Taunton Deane.

We are entering an exciting new phase for the hall and would love you to join us. Thank you for taking the time to read our flyer and please talk to your friends and use social media to rally support.

Please email Becky Smith or Caroline Cooper if you are interested in joining our committee or would like to find out more.

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Our Website

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.

2018 Projects

  1. Build a Multi-Use Games Area on one of the tennis courts and upgrade the other court for continued use by villagers
  2. Improve the play provision for 6-12 year olds available on the main field. For details of the proposed play provision plan and timeframe please click here
  3. Make improvements to the paths both within the village and in surrounding areas (where possible)
  4. Hold a village open day in the spring day to showcase the new equipment and features within our village


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.


Village Defibrillator

The village defibrillator (situated at the Co-op) was used recently. Details of how to access the defibrillator are detailed below:    

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 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

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.
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[...]
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.