All posts by Caro Slaymaker

Morley Cavill

With much sadness we regret to announce the death of Over Stowey Parish Councillor Morley Cavill. His contribution to the communities of Over Stowey and Nether Stowey and beyond will be much missed. We send deepest sympathy to Morley’s family and friends.

Details of the funeral arrangements can be found at morleycavill.muchloved.com

New Commuter Bus Service

Morning/evening service starting Monday 28 September

We are pleased to announce that Buses of Somerset have agreed to extend the No 14 service to Nether Stowey in the morning and evening (Mondays to Fridays only). You might like to get to the bus stop with plenty of time while the service beds in.
From Monday 28 September the service will be:

  • Nether Stowey to Bridgwater – departs Pooles Close at 8.07am, Castle Street at 8.09am arriving Bridgwater bus station at 8.39am, and Bridgwater Hospital at 8.48am
  • Nether Stowey to Bridgwater – departs 5.51pm, arriving Bridgwater bus station at 6.22pm.
  • Bridgwater to Nether Stowey – departs the bus station at 7.37am, arrives Nether Stowey at 8.06am
  • Bridgwater to Nether Stowey – departs bus station at 5.20pm arriving Nether Stowey at Castle Street 5.48pm, Pooles Close at 5.50pm

Full timetable below – please click on the picture to enlarge it

We are advised that the EDF bus service will not resume until the Covid-19 restrictions cease

Stowey Centre Project Survey

Stowey Centre Survey poster. Text below

Stowey Centre Project – Have your say

Survey Prize Draw 1st prize £100 cash prize, 2nd prize £50, 3rd prize £25

Please COMPLETE SURVEYS delivered to your household – your views matter!

Return your survey in the freepost envelope by 23rd October. You can also drop it at the Parish Office.
Or complete the survey online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NetherStoweyCentre
For more surveys please contact Sharon Mayell on 01278 732311

Parish Office reopens Monday 14 September

The Parish Office will reopen on Monday 14 September.

Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

It is still safest to get in touch with us by phone or e-mail. But if you need to come, the office is open to members of the public at these times only. If you need more than a brief consultation, please ask for an appointment so that the necessary arrangements can be made.

We have done everything we can to make the office Covid-19 secure and ask you to help keep everyone safe by following the new guidelines:

  • One visitor in the office at any time. Please wait outside until the previous visitor has left.
  • Keep a safe distance (2 metres)
  • Please don’t come in if you have any symptoms such as coughing, sneezing etc
  • Wear a mask and sanitise hands on entry. Tell us if you genuinely can’t wear a mask
  • Provide contact details (these will be kept for contact tracing purposes only and the daily record will be destroyed after 21 days)

Please note that the office may occasionally be closed for appointments, internal meetings or staff absences/unavoidable commitments elsewhere. When the office is closed, please e-mail or phone and leave a message (we check on “closed” days and can call back if urgent).

A copy of our full risk assessment is available here

Phone: 01278 733779
e-mail:   clerk@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk

Parish Council meeting Monday 7 September

The meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom platform and will start at 7pm. All are welcome. Link to meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6840675217?pwd=U3BrNGw5UE5KOG9hOTJlNStjQ0VvZz09
Meeting ID: 684 067 5217
Passcode: 3nSbgu

The agenda is available here: September agenda

Draft minutes:
previous Parish Council meeting are here: PC meeting 13 July 2020

Planning applications:
Link to Planning application (opens application details in the Sedgemoor Planning website):
36/20/00014 – Poole House, 21 Castle Street, Nether Stowey 

The meeting will be held in accordance with the current adopted Standing Orders as modified by the Virtual Meeting Protocol

Active Spaces programme returning

SASP Return to Sport and Physical Activity – Active Spaces Sessions

SASP are excited to announce that the Active Spaces programme will be returning in Sedgemoor and West Somerset week beginning 27 July.

Sessions will look a little different for the time being, with extra hygiene and social distancing measures in place to protect participants and instructors. 

Active Spaces is a friendly, low-cost, group fitness in outdoor parks across Sedgemoor, currently at Stogursey, Nether Stowey and Bridgwater. More information at www.sasp.co.uk/

Only £12 per month, you can pause or stop your subscription at any time.

The timetable is up NOW to book, with sessions starting on Monday and you can book up to two weeks in advance. Book your session here – www.activespaces.co.uk 

First booked first served! Outdoor fitness has never been so popular and thankfully SASP have the experienced instructors to support you, to feel safe, strong, and active.

PANTOMIME 2020

Message from Mike Onions, Quantock players

QUANTOCK PLAYERS

PANTO 2020

No doubt you have been wondering whether this year’s panto would take place – we, too have been wondering, and after much consideration the decision has been made to cancel this year’s show.  Auditions have already taken place, and rehearsals would be due to start in September.  Nobody knows what the Covid 19 situation will be by  then – we just have to be patient and keep safe.

So,  the panto, Robin Hood, will now take place in 2021, and with your support I am sure it will be well received.  If you already have a script, then PLEASE DON’T LOSE IT!!  And maybe, just maybe, you will know a few lines by this time next year!  No doubt Jemima’s enthusiasm will carry us through to next year, and we look forward to supporting her in directing Robin Hood.

Thank you to all our advertisers,  your support is invaluable and enables us to put on a show, and we hope you will bear with us and continue with your support.   Thank you to our audiences, your support is also invaluable and we hope will continue next year.

Any queries you may have, please contact Mike (732195) or Wendy (733197)

In the meantime, take care and stay safe.

Mike Onions

Parish Council Meeting Monday 13 July

he meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom platform and will start at 7pm. All are welcome. Link to meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85172811702

The agenda is available here: July agenda

Draft minutes:
previous Parish Council meeting are here: PC meeting 8 June 2020

Planning applications:
Link to Planning application (opens application details in the Sedgemoor Planning website):
36/20/00011 – Inwood Farm (Park + Ride), Nether Stowey 
36/20/00013 – 30-32 Castle St, Nether Stowey 

The meeting will be held in accordance with the current adopted Standing Orders as modified by the Virtual Meeting Protocol