Parish Council Meeting Monday 14 June

The meeting will be held at the Church Centre and will start at 7pm. All are welcome.

The agenda is available here: June agenda

Draft minutes:
Minutes of the previous Parish Council meeting are here: PC meeting 6 May 2021

Planning applications:
Links to any planning applications on the agenda are below (opens the  application in the Sedgemoor Planning website):
*  36/21/00006 – Land at Mill Lane , Nether Stowey 

Parish Council meetings are open for the public to attend but are not public meetings. In order to facilitate contributions by members of the public there is a public session at the beginning of the formal meeting. 
During the public session, members of the public are welcome to address the Council on any matter relating to the agenda or on any other matter that they would like the Parish Council to consider at a future date. It is helpful if you inform the Chairman or the Clerk beforehand of any matter you wish to raise, so that the Clerk can have to hand any necessary information. Further details are available on page 2 of the agenda.
The Council is not required to give a response to a matter raised during the public session but may do so. Alternatively, the Chairman may direct the Clerk to follow the matter up or give a written response at a later date.
Please note that no decisions can be made and no expenditure approved on any item raised during the public session unless the matter has been legally notified on an agenda in advance.
At the end of the public participation session, the Chairman will resume the formal meeting under standing orders. Members of the public are asked to respect the fact that this is a meeting of the Council to conduct Council business. They are not permitted to enter into the debate of agenda items unless invited by the Chairman. In this case, he will temporarily adjourn the meeting to allow that person (only) to speak.
The conduct of Parish Council meetings are governed by the Parish Council’s Standing Orders (re-adopted on 6 May 2021). These are available from the Clerk (by e-mail on request) or on the Council’s website by clicking the document name above.

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PARISH Monday 24 May – All invited!

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING

will be held at
Nether Stowey Village Hall
on Monday 24 May 2021 at 7pm

ALL ELECTORS OF THE PARISH ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

HAVE YOUR SAY ABOUT LOCAL ISSUES OR RAISE MATTERS OF CONCERN

MEET REPRESENTATIVES FROM LOCAL GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS

The Parish Meeting may, by law, discuss all Parish affairs and pass resolutions about them. The following matters have so far been placed on the agenda:

1. Chairman’s Report
2. Items for Discussion
3. Reports from Local Organisations

If you would like to add a matter to the agenda, please contact Caro at clerk@netherstowey-pc.gov.uk

Each year an Annual Parish Meeting is held at which residents can air issues and ask the Parish Council to investigate certain matters which are of concern. The meeting is NOT a formal Parish Council meeting but it is facilitated and funded by the Parish Council for the benefit of the community. The draft minutes and reports from the last meeting (2019) are now available here:
Draft minutes – 20 May 2019
Reports from Organisations 2019

Planning Committee Meeting Monday 24 May

The meeting will be held at the Church Centre at about 7.30pm, immediately following the Annual Parish Meeting

The agenda is available here: Planning Committee agenda

Draft minutes:
previous Planning Committee meeting are here: Planning Committee meeting 29 June 2020

Planning applications:
Link to Planning application (opens application details in the Sedgemoor Planning website):
*  36/21/00008 – New Stowey Farm, Nether Stowey 
*  36/21/00010 – Trees at Public Toilets, Nether Stowey 

Parish Council meetings are open for the public to attend but are not public meetings. In order to facilitate contributions by members of the public there is a public session prior to the main part of the formal meeting. 
During the public session, members of the public are welcome to address the Council on any matter relating to the agenda or on any other matter that they would like the Parish Council to consider at a future date. It is helpful if you inform the Chairman or the Clerk beforehand of any matter you wish to raise, so that the Clerk can have to hand any necessary information.
At the end of the public participation session, the Chairman will resume the formal meeting under standing orders. Members of the public are asked to respect the fact that this is a meeting of the Council to conduct Council business. They are not permitted to enter into the debate of agenda items unless invited by the Chairman. In this case, he will temporarily adjourn the meeting to allow that person (only) to speak.
During virtual meetings, members of the public are asked to remain muted unless invited to speak.
The conduct of Parish Council meetings are governed by the Parish Council’s Standing Orders (adopted 14 October 2019) as updated by the Virtual Meetings Protocol (adopted 11 May 2020). These are available from the Clerk (by
e-mail on request) or on the Council’s website by clicking the document name above.

Nether Stowey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

We are delighted to announce that the Neighbourhood Plan for Nether Stowey parish was overwhelmingly approved by residents at the Referendum held yesterday, Thursday 6th May. The results are as follows:

Votes cast: 396 (total electorate 1,171)
YES – 338 votes
NO – 55 votes
Rejected – 3

There was a turnout of 34.32% with 85.4% in favour of the Plan being adopted and used by Sedgemoor District Council to help it to decide planning applications in the parish. The formal notice will be published later today.

The approval of this important policy document will make a difference to local people as Neighbourhood Plans have to be taken notice of legally by all agencies involved in Planning applications. It means that local views must be taken into account when planning decisions are made.

The Neighbourhood Plan is a much wider document as it will ensure not only the right development happens in the right places in line with local need but is there to protect the distinct character of Nether Stowey, to safeguard and enhance the natural and historic environment, to improve pedestrian and cycle links, support local businesses and jobs, protect and improve green and open spaces and protect existing and improve community facilities. Thank you to all those who took the time to vote and to all volunteers who contributed to the making of this Plan over the last 5 years.

Parish Council Meeting Thursday 6 May

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: May agenda

Draft minutes:
previous Parish Council meeting are here: PC meeting 12 April 2021

Planning applications:
Link to Planning application (opens application details in the Sedgemoor Planning website):
*  36/21/00005 – Tom Poole’s Bark House , Nether Stowey 

Parish Council meetings are open for the public to attend but are not public meetings. In order to facilitate contributions by members of the public there is a public session prior to the main part of the formal meeting. 
During the public session, members of the public are welcome to address the Council on any matter relating to the agenda or on any other matter that they would like the Parish Council to consider at a future date. It is helpful if you inform the Chairman or the Clerk beforehand of any matter you wish to raise, so that the Clerk can have to hand any necessary information.
At the end of the public participation session, the Chairman will resume the formal meeting under standing orders. Members of the public are asked to respect the fact that this is a meeting of the Council to conduct Council business. They are not permitted to enter into the debate of agenda items unless invited by the Chairman. In this case, he will temporarily adjourn the meeting to allow that person (only) to speak.
During virtual meetings, members of the public are asked to remain muted unless invited to speak.
The conduct of Parish Council meetings are governed by the Parish Council’s Standing Orders (adopted 14 October 2019) as updated by the Virtual Meetings Protocol (adopted 11 May 2020). These are available from the Clerk (by
e-mail on request) or on the Council’s website by clicking the document name above.

Garden waste: renew now, deadline is approaching!

Somerset’s garden waste customers have just a few more days to renew their subscriptions.

With no grace periods or amnesties, they have until Friday 7 May to sign-up again and guarantee uninterrupted collections.

Subscriptions can be renewed through the Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) website (somersetwaste.gov.uk/garden-waste-collections) or any district council website. Online payments available 24/7 are the quickest and easiest way to renew.

Reminder letters and emails were sent to all 50,000 green-fingered subscribers last month.

Due to the Covid disruption to garden waste collections last year, current subscriptions were extended. Renewed and new subscriptions will run for 12 months from 10 May this year.

And this year the garden waste service is going stickerless for the first time thanks to new technology.

Stickers will no longer be issued for bin lids, with the crews instead using in-cab tech and real-time information to know who has subscribed and needs a collection – making it even more important for you to renew on time.

The 25-collection annual service costs £57.20. New subscribers can sign up at any time but will not get a service until their first scheduled collection after 10 May.

For more information on garden waste services, go to somersetwaste.gov.uk/garden-waste-collections.

To keep up to date with waste services, sign up for the SWP e-newsletter at somersetwaste.gov.uk or follow somersetwaste on Facebook or Twitter.

Stowey Shuttle extends services

Stowey Shuttle
We have increased the scope of our Covid-safe service to customers old and new, and from Monday 26th April will provide transport to all medical appointments, including vaccinations,  doctors, hospitals, opticians, dentists, and chiropodists. Journeys will be subject to the newly-introduced conditions for travel.

For further information, or to make a booking, contact us on 07943 923742

Road Closure – Mill Lane (partial) 14-18 April

We have been advised of an urgent road closure at Mill LaneNether Stowey, which  will commence on 14th April 2021 and is expected to last until 18th April 2021 (the closure is between the hours of  00:00 – 23:59). 

These works are for Wales & West Utilities to carry out a new customer connection, their works reference is XY274004000162126-02.

For any further information about this closure please contact:
Wales & West Utilities on  0800 912 2999,
quoting reference: ttro433704SE – Mill Lane, Nether Stowey.

A map of the affected area (in red), together with the recommended diversion route (in purple) is shown below, along with the link to One.Network. https://one.network/?tm=121243010