Village Hall photo competition

Win £1,000 for the Village Hall and £500 for yourself

Here are the key points about the competition:

  • Top prize is £1,000 to the village hall and £500 to the photographer. There are other prizes.
  • Theme: ‘Village Life – a photo which characterises the value of community in your village’. This is not about ‘pretty villages’ or professional photography, but rather capturing the essence of ‘community’.
  • It’s open to all rural halls. No fee to enter. Halls can enter as many photos as they wish.
  • Closing date is 15 March 2020 but many halls are using Village Halls Week to capture great photos.
  • Details and rules are available from

There are over a hundred entries already, with some very touching photos showing great community bonds. You can vote for the best photos to help the judges. Go to

Stogursey Lane Road Closure 15-17 January

BT works (new telephone pole and tree trimming) from junction of Stogursey Lane/A39 to junction Stogursey Lane/Theillay Close. The road closure applies from 8am until 5pm only.

See map below for official diversion route via Long Cross Holford and Stringston. Formal notification from Somerset County Council not yet received, but information is available at Please note that it is expected that the work will last 2 days only, but the Order is for three days.

Official diversion route


The meeting will be held, as usual, in the Club Room starting at 7pm. All are welcome.

Item 4 – Draft minutes PC meeting 11 November

Links to Planning application (opens application details in the Sedgemoor Planning website):
36/19/00016 Cricketer Farm, Nether Stowey  *REVISED SCHEME*
Erection of 109 dwellings with access onto the A39, landscaping, parking, public open space and associated works.
Revised documents are those uploaded on the website dated 20 November 2019

36/19/00022 Quantock Close, Jacksons Lane Nether Stowey  Variation of Condition 2 of Planning Permission 36/18/00007 to insert additional window on side (SE) elevation and to correct drawing numbers listed within Schedule A

Nether Stowey Neighbourhood Plan update

Neighbourhood Plan Update
December 2019

Our Plan is now reaching the final stages of production.

We have conducted a consultation with both the village and with all organisations, voluntary and professional, which have business or connection to the village and have reviewed and where appropriate, incorporated their comments into the Plan.

We are currently undertaking a final review before formal submission to Sedgemoor District Council.  If accepted by SDC the next steps will be:

The next steps are:

  • A further 6-week consultation run by SDC to present our final version to all organisations previously consulted.
  • Examination of the Plan by an independent examiner selected by SDC and ourselves. This will take 1 to 2 months Selection of an independent Examiner
  • A referendum of the village which will be conducted by SDC at which point the village can choose to adopt or reject the Plan.

Copies of the Plan and all other associated documents are available on the Parish Council web site at

Lime Street Road Closure Wed 20 November

Lime Street will be closed from the Mill Lane Junction to next to the Village Hall for gas repairs. The Village Hall car park will not be blocked, and you will still be able to go the other way down Lime Street to the Cross.

The road will be closed from 9.30 am reopening at 3.30pm. It is hoped the work can be carried out in one day (Wednesday), but they have permission to close it on Thursday or Friday if necessary.

Further enquiries should be directed to Wales and West Utilities on freephone 0800 912 2999, or through their website or Twitter @WWUtilities or